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1/24/04 Swimmers Capture Second Win of Young Season [TIMES] 

On Saturday, the boys varsity swim team raised their record to 2-1 with a convincing win 
over Northfield-Mount Hermon, 110-73, in a contest that featured several close finishes 
and a new pool record in the diving event. As has been the case all season, Andover 
started off fast with a 1-2 finish in the 200 yard medley relay. The team of Rob 
Anderson ’06, Rob Gucwa ’04, Pauli Randt ’04 and Jeff Zhou ’06 finished in 1:46.57, 
while Aaron Stroble ’04, Charlie Thornton ’05, Dennis Jow ’07 and Jeff Cutts ’06 took 
second place in 1:56.01. 

Swimming back-to-back events, Stroble '04 found himself in a close battle with his NMH counter- 
part in the 200 freestyle, with Stroble eventually touching out his competition 1:58.14 to 1:58.23. 
But NMH came right back, finishing 1-2 in the 200 IM, while Juniors Ryan Ferguson and Dennis Jow 
secured precious points with 3rd and 4th places. 

The 50 Freestyle proved to be an early turning point in the meet. Despite facing NMH's top sprinter 
Taylor Russell, the PA trio of Zhou, Jamie Neuwirth and Randt claimed all three top spots in the 
race, increasing Andover's lead to 40 - 22. 

The diving event featured two of the best divers in New England. NMH diving sensation Kai 
Robinson was true to form, shattering the 30-year old pool record with an astounding score of 
314.475. Corey Psoinos '07 captured second place with 247.95, inching his way closer to the 
Andover school record of 262 points, and Dave Wilkinson '05 scored an excellent 205.95 points to 
grab third place. 

The 100 Butterfly event has been a tough one so far this year for the boys in blue, but on Saturday 
one-year senior Gucwa demonstrated that the team does have a top weapon in that event, cruising 
to victory in 55.07. And after the Andover sprinters finished 1-2 in the 100 Freestyle, with Randt 
winning in 51.93, and Neuwirth taking second spot in 52.14, the score leaned heavily in favor of the 
home team at 67-40. 

NMH captured the 500 Freestyle easily with Kim winning in 5:01.35, while Stroble took the second 
spot in 5:20.94 in a close battle with NMH's second competitor. Then Andover won convincingly the 


200 Freestyle relay with Zhou, Tom Yeung '04, Neuwirth and Randt in 1:34.09. And when Zhou and 
Anderson took the first two spots in the 100 Backstroke in 59.55 and 1:00.46, the boys in blue had 
the win in their pocket with a score of 93-60. 

Gucwa closed out the meet by winning his signature Breaststroke event in 1:03.56, while Thornton 
grabbed third place in 1:14.08. And the PA team of Stroble, Yeung, Neuwirth and Gucwa easily 
secured the last relay in 3:37.74. After the meet, Coach Hugon '79 had the following to say: "Today 
was a solid win for our young team. I was particularly pleased with how we won most or all of the 
close races, despite a hard week of training. The boys are learning how to win, and I hope the 
momentum can carry us next week against a very strong Deerfield team." 











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l/31/04Boys Swimmers Can't Pass Deerfield Despite Strong Times [TIMES] 

After three home meets to start the season, the boys swimming team took to the road for the first 
time on Saturday, but was roundly defeated by a very good Deerfield team, 106 - 79. Throughout 
the meet, Deerfield featured some of the very best swimmers in the league winning each event, 
allowing only a single Andover win in the Butterfly, and a win in the Diving event. The Andover boys 
placed well and swam fast, but had to settle for 2nd and 3rd place in event after event. 

In the 200 Medley relay, featuring two of the best relay teams in the league, Deerfield convincingly 
took the event, while the team of Jeff Zhou '06, Robert Gucwa '04, captain Pauli Randt '04 and 
Jamie Neuwirth '06 settled for second place with their best time of the year (1:43.32, unfortunately 
not an official time due to numerous timing malfunctions). The team of Andrew Faulkner '07, Charlie 
Thornton '05, Jeff Cutts '06 and Thatcher Clay '04 finished third after the second Deerfield relay was 
disqualified. 

In the 200 Free, Aaron Stroble '04 swam to a good third place behind two Deerfield swimmers, 
causing the Deerfield lead to increase to 20-10. In the IM, Deerfield also captured the top two 
spots, despite newcomers Dennis Jow '07 and Ryan Ferguson '07 getting personal bests in 2:16.83 
and 2:19.79 for 3rd and 4th place. 

The 50 Freestyle featured some of the best sprinters in the league, with Michael Baity of Deerfield 
taking the win, while the trio of Zhou, Neuwirth and Randt took the next three spots. At the break, 
Deerfield led 38 - 24. The next two events saw Andover climbing back in the meet, first with Junior 


sensation Corey Psoinos '07 once again winning the diving event with a score of 220.80, while Dave 
Wilkinson '05 took second place with 177.15 points, for the only 1-2 Andover finish of the day. 

As the meet resumed, Gucwa emphatically won the 100 Fly with a personal best of 54.40, closing 
the lead to 7 points, 50 to 43. But then Deerfield took control of the meet, and never looked back. 

First, Michael Baity and Jurin took the top two spots in the 100 Free, despite Neuwirth recording a 
personal best of 51.04 for 3rd place. The 500 Freestyle featured another Deerfield win, with Stroble 
grabbing 2nd place for the boys in blue. In the 200 Free relay, Deerfield took 1st and 3rd place, 
while the team of Zhou, Yeung, Neuwirth, and Randt had to settle for 2nd place despite an unofficial 
season best time. Phil Baity took the 100 backstroke in front of Zhou, while newcomer Faulkner 
grabbed third place with a personal best of 1:02.33. And when two of the best breaststrokers in the 
league locked horns, Deerfield's Bell emerged the winner, handing Gucwa his first individual loss of 
the season, 1:01.39 to 1:02.44. Deerfield then closed the meet with 1st and 3rd places in the 400 
Free Relay. 

Coach Hugon '79 was subdued after the loss: "We knew going into this meet that Deerfield had 
outstanding top talent, but we hoped that our depth would make up for it, and keep us closer to 
them than we did. This being said, I am pleased with the improvement we see in our younger 
swimmers. We are recording personal best times, despite nearing the height of our weekly yardage 
for the season. I am hopeful that our season-long focus on Interschols as a goal will pay off in a 
month, and that we will be closer to the Deerfield team in the championship meet than we are 
today." 







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2/7/04 Youth Leads the Way to PA Swimming Victory [TIMES] 

Traveling to Hopkins on Saturday, the Boys Swim team improved its record to 3-2 with a convincing 
win over the home team 109 - 73. The meet started with an improved Hopkins team surprising 
Andover in the 200 Medley relay event, winning by less than a second over the team of Jeff 
Zhou '06, Charlie Thornton '05, Jeff Cutts '06 and Tom Yeung '04. But the boys in Blue immediately 
responded, sweeping the 200 Freestyle with a win by Rob Gucwa '04 in 1:52.25, followed by Aaron 
Stroble '04 in 1:54.12, and Jamie Neuwirth '06 in 1:56.50. 

The 200 Individual Medley proved to be a nail-biter, with Junior Dennis Jow '07 holding the lead in 
the last lap, but eventually getting touched out by a Hopkins swimmer, despite Jow recording a 
personal best of 2:16.08. Another Junior, Ryan Ferguson '07, finished third with a personal best of 
2:18.16. Hopkins' best swimmer, Zlotoff, won the 500 Freestyle with Zhou finishing second in a 
season best 22.64 and Rob Anderson '06 capturing third place. After the Andover divers, Cory 
Psoinos ’07 and Dave Wilkinson '05, swept their event with a 1-2 finish, the score stood at 46 - 29 
for Andover. Zhou, swimming for the first time the 100 Butterfly, displayed talent and speed, 
winning the event in a very good 56.13, while Jeff Cutts '06 took third place. The 100 Free proved 
to be once more Zlotoff's territory, with Gucwa and Neuwirth taking 2nd and 3rd. 

The 500 Free proved to be one of the day's most memorable events. Swimming three Juiniors 
(Ferguson, Jow and Andrew Faulkner '07), Andover won both closely fought battles for first and 
third. Ferguson notched his first Varsity win by only l/10th of a second, improving his time to 
5:25.72, while Faulkner dropped 12 seconds off his best time with a 5:31.59, less than a second 
ahead of his Hopkins competitor. 

Andover easily won the 200 Free Relay with the team of Zhou, Yeung, Neuwirth and Gucwa. In the 
100 Backstroke, Anderson scored his first Varsity win, edging teammate Stroble in a spirited battle. 
Yeung and Thornton took 2nd and 3rd in the Breaststroke with personal best times, and Andover 
closed out the meet with Gucwa, Anderson, Stroble and Neuwirth in the 400 Free Relay for a final 
score of 109-73. 

Coach Jacques Hugon '79 had this to say after the meet: "I am pleasantly surprised by the number 
of personal bests we recorded in this meet, after our hardest week of practice yet. Many of our 
younger swimmers stepped up to the plate today, with only one senior winning an individual event, 
while no less than four Juniors and Lowers won theirs. This is a good win for us, and one we will use 
to continue building upon as we approach the hardest training phase of our season." 


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Swimmers Need Late Heroics To Fend Off Williston [TIMES] 

On Saturday, the Boys Swimming team traveled to Williston to improve its record to 
4-2 after a hard-fought victory over the home team 97 to 86. The dual meet started 
well for the boys in blue, as the team of Rob Anderson '06, Rob Gucwa '04, Jeff 
Zhou '06 and captain Pauli Randt '04 captured the first realy in 1:44.22. The teams 
then traded victories with Williston taking the 200 Freestyle ahead of Aaron 
Stroble '04, while Gucwa notched an easy win in the 200 Individual Medley, giving 
Andover a small lead 25 to 21 after three races. 

In the 50 Freestyle, usually a favorite event for Andover, Jeff Wilga of Williston won 
the event by l/100th of a second in front of Zhou, while Jamie Neuwirth '06, and 
Randt took the next two spots increasing Andover's lead to 6 points at the break. 

The divers took over, and the duo of Corey Psoinos '07 and Dave Wilkinson '05 
scored another 1-2 finish , swelling Andover's advantage to 13 points. Just when it 
looked that the Big Blue would cruise to an easy victory, Williston struck back. 
Williston's Wilga and Waskom first grabbed the top two spots in the 100 Fly, 
narrowing the lead to 49 - 42. And when the home team's Sweeney and Pepin also 
went 1-2 in the 100 Free (with Randt losing second place by l/100th of a second, 
like Zhou in the 50 Free!), Williston was only three points behind, trailing 55 to 52. 

The 500 Freestyle and the 200 Freestyle relay turned out to be the pivotal races of 
the afternoon. In the 500 Freestyle, Stroble allowed the top two Williston swimmers 
to take an early lead. After reaching the midway point of the race, Stroble started 
catching up to the two Williston swimmers, and with 100 yards to go, all three racers 
were dead even. In the final sprint, Stroble grabbed the lead and did not let go, 
finishing only two seconds slower than his Interschols time of last year, and giving 
Andover a much needed victory. 

The next event proved to be just as hotly contested, as the quartet of Anderson, 

Tom Yeung '04, Randt and Neuwirth barely touched out the Williston relay by l/10th 
of a second, with Neuwirth getting his best relay split ever and fending off Williston's 
fastest swimmer Jeff Wilga. After the relay, Andover was ahead 73 - 64. 

The rest of the meet proved less eventful. Zhou won the 100 Backstroke in a very 
good 55.79, and Gucwa took the Breaststroke in 1:02.57. Although the Williston final 
relay won in a very fast 3:24.88, the margin was too much for the home team to 
make up, and Andover earned a close but gratifying 97 - 86 victory. 

After the meet, Coach Hugon '79 was relieved: "This was a close call, with Williston 
swimming several personal and season bests, while we raced tired after our hardest 
week of practice in the season. Aaron Stroble was huge in the 500 Free, and our 200 
Free Relay was equally impressive, locking down the victory for us when the 
momentum of the meet was switching in Williston's direction." 






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Andover Boys Swimming Slips 
Past LC Pelicans in Nail Biter 


by Katie Faulkner 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

94 

Loomis 

90 


The Boys Varsity Swim 
team sure knows how to keep its 
fans on their 
seats until the 
very end of the 
meet. Last 
Saturday, the 
Big Blue was 
asked to prove its true strength 
and depth as it squeaked past the 
Loomis Pelicans by a narrow 
margin of 4 points. The meet 
came down to the last race of the 
day, the 400 Free Relay, where 
the team confirmed its unrelent- 
ing courage and drive by plac- 
ing first and third in the event. 
This brought the final score to 
94-90 in favor of the Big Blue. 

The Big Blue began its day 
with a tremendous display of 
talent by placing first and sec- 
ond in the 200 Medley Relay. 
Leading off the A relay was Jeff 
Zhou ’06, followed by Robert 
Gucwa ’04, Captain Paul Randt 
'04, and Tom Yeung ’04. 
Andover’s B relay touched in 
half a second ahead of Loomis’s 
A relay to put Andover 10 points 
ahead of Loomis for the start of 
the meet. 

Eager for revenge, Loomis 
fought back hard in the first 
individual race, the 200 yard 
freestyle. Trailing a speedy 
Choate swimmer, Aaron Stroble 
’04 finished close behind 
Choate’s top finisher, coming in 
at 1:54.51 to secure second for 
Andover Blue. 

The following race, the 200 
IM, was dominated by one of 
Andover’s top varsity members, 
Gucwa, who touched in at 
2:04.25, beating his nearest 
competitor by over four sec- 
onds. Two Loomis swimmers 
finished ahead of Andover’s 


second competitor to bring 
Loomis only four points behind 
Andover. The Andover Blue did 
not give the Pelicans time to 
rejoice, however, shocking its 
competitors by placing second, 
third and fourth in the following 
50 freestyle event. Leading the 
Andover pack was Zhou, touch- 
ing in at 23.01, closely followed 
by Captain Randt and Rob 
Anderson ’06 who came in at 
23.17 and 24.14, respectively. 

The Loomis team pulled 
ahead after diving, earning 
enough points to push them 3 
points ahead of Andover. 
Andover’s top diver, Cory 
Psoinos ’07 placed second, an 
amazing accomplishment con- 
sidering he failed to complete 
one of his dives. The points 
gained by Psoinos’ second place 
finish were critical to helping 
the Andover Blue triumph over 
Loomis. 

The Achilles heel for this 
young team is the 100 fly, where 
the top Andover competitors 
placed fourth and fifth. Captain 
Randt explained, “The 100 fly is 
a very difficult event to swim, 
and it is a hard event to find 
swimmers that will volunteer to 
compete in it.” 

The Andover Blue made a 
come back in the 100 free, 
matching its earlier success in 
the 50-yard free and proving 
once again its incredible talent 
and depth in the sprint freestyle 
events. The Andover pack was 
led by Captain Randt and Jamie 
Neuwirth ‘06, who tied for sec- 
ond, finishing with a time of 
51.68. 

Representing the Andover 
Blue in the grueling 500-yard 
freestyle were Stroble and fresh- 
man Ryan Ferguson ’07. Stroble 
came in two seconds behind his 
Loomis competitor with a time 
of 5:22.53. In fourth was 
Ferguson with a time of 5:30.10, 
a five second drop from last 


week’s competition. 

The meet came down to the 
last few events, and the Boys in 
Blue proved they are indeed 
fighters by securing wins in the 
last four events to close in on 
Loomis. The 200 Free A Relay, 
composed of Zhou, Yeung, 
Neuwirth, and Randt placed 
first. Zhou followed his relay 
win with a victory in the 100 
back. Teammate Anderson 
trailed closely behind, finishing 
second in the event. Gucwa 
dominated the 100 breaststroke 
to secure his second win of the 
day with a time of 1:01 .86, near- 
ly 3 seconds ahead of his nearest 
competitor. 

It was the last race of the day 
that secured the win for 
Andover. With fans going wild, 
and teammates screaming and 
jumping up and down the deck, 
the Andover Boys placed first, 
third, and fifth. This earned 
them the necessary 10 points to 
win the meet. “Coming down to 
the last relay, we knew we had 
to place first and third, and what 
was amazing was * that each 
member of the team stepped up 
to play their role in defeating 
Loomis. The points from the B 
relay mattered just as much as 
those from the A, and it was the 
B and C teams that won the 
meet for us” explained Stroble. 

But beyond the fact that the 
400 free relay secured 
Andover’s win, the improve- 
ment in times was the most 
astounding result. Captain 
Randt describes his enthusiasm 
over the race, “10 out of 12 of 
the swimmers in the 400 free 
relay earned personal best times. 
This was incredible, and it was 
true for the whole meet as 
everyone stepped up to do their 
part, and we won some close 
races. If we keep this up, there 
will be very few teams that will 
be able to beat us in the end.” 









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Despite the loss of All-American Captain Brian Fiske ’03, Boys 
Swimming looks strong in 2004. 

Boys Swimming to Rebuild 

by Merit Webster 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The Boys of Andover 
Swimming are back in the water 
this winter, hop- 
ing to race their 
way to a Prep 
Title. 

The Blue 
will host its first 
official meet 
against Choate at home on January 
10. The team began practicing 
before Thanksgiving break, and 
the boys are anxious to hit the 
water and show off their skills. The 
boys are spending this season in 
anticipation of Interschols on 
March 7, when swimmers who 
have the best recorded times for 
each event are invited to attend and 
contend for all the glory. 

The team came off a strong 
2003 season, finishing with a 
record of 8-1 in dual meets and 
placing 4th at Interschols. The 
only loss the boys suffered was a 
heartbreaker to the very talented 
Baracudas. However, after gradu- 
ating seven seniors from last year's 
solid team, this year is expected to 
be somewhat of a rebuilding sea- 
son. 

Coach Jacques Hugon said of 
his team “We will continue com- 
peting with the better teams. This 
team [will probably] be less strong 
then last year, yet we will still be a 
presence in the league.” 

As captain for the 2004 season, 
Pauli Randt '04 leads the team 
both in and out of the pool. Randt 
swims freestyle sprints, excelling 
in the 50 and 100 yards, and also 
contributes to the team by swim- 
ming the butterfly. 


Although only a lower, Jeff 
Zhou '06 is expected to carry the 
team in backstroke and sprint 
freestyle, along with captain 
Randt. Zhou said, “We definitely 
have depth this year. IWe have] a 
lot of new juniors and lowers that 
hopefully will add to our rebuild- 
ing year.” 

Adding a bonus to this year’s 
rebuilding effort, more new mem- 
bers have joined the Andover swim 
team. Another asset to the team 
will be Robert Guwca ’04, expect- 
ed to become a top-scoring leader. 
Mainly a breaststroke swimmer, he 
will also be a strong in the fly. 

Despite his age, Andrew 
Faulkner ’07 has emerged as 
another excellent swimmer. “It 
feels great to be back in the water, 
especially with this group of guys 
who have so much talent,” 
Faulkner expressed. “I feel I will 
grow and improve a lot with 
Andover swimming. I don’t doubt 
that Jacque and the rest of the team 
will help me grow and achieve [my 
goals].” 

Overall, this season will hope- 
fully be a successful one for the 
Andover Boys Varsity Swim team. 
With the contributing efforts of 
swimmers like Randt and Zhou, 
the team is capable of performing 
well even during a supposed 
“rebuilding year.” 

As Aaron Stroble ’04 confi- 
dently put it, “We have some awe- 
some returning talent and a bunch 
of new guys, too. I’m really excit- 
ed about the team this season. We 
will certainly be putting on an 
amazing show at dual meets this 
year.” 





Swimming Dominates Hoggers 


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with a time of 1:11.12. H. Chang 
was also very successful grabbing 
the first place victory in the 200- 
yard free style with a time of 
1 :56.62, and placing first yet again 
in the 100 free. Roddy came in 
first place in the 50-yard freestyle 
-with a time of 25.70. 

The Andover Girl's Swim 
team has shown extreme talent 
and promise. They continue to 
impress their many fans every 
change they get. Captain Kate 
Page '04 says “Swimming NMH 
was a great experience for the 
team. They had some really talent- 
ed girls who gave us great compe- 
tition that we have yet to see in 
New England. We learned a lot 
from our relay swims. Our 200 
and 400 free relays have been 
undefeated for almost three years 
and our loss in the200 free relay 
made us step it up in the 400 free 
relay for a real nail biter, which 
was a great way to end the meet 
for Andover. Now we have a bet- 
ter outlook for what to expect dur- 
ing Interschols, but I know we can 
meet and surpass the challenge if 
we come together as a team like 
we have in the past.” 

The Boy’s Varsity Swim team 
continued their winning streak this 
past weekend, dominating NMH 
110-73. 

Jeff Zhou '06 comments on 
the level of enthusiasm at the 
event, “This was our first big meet 
of the year, and it felt great to tri- 
umph over NMH. Spirits were 
high this meet, and the team just 
had a fun time swimming”. 

The Andover boy's have obvi- 
ously found an effective way to 
combine their fun with success. 
The team’s talent was evident in 
the first race of the day, the 200 
Medley Relay, where the Andover 
Boys triumphed with a 1-2 finish. 
The team's A relay team, featuring 
swimmers Rob Anderson ’06, 
Robert Gucwa ’04, Captain Paul 
Randt ’04, and Zhou touched in at 
1:46.57, followed by Aaron 
Stroble ’04, Charlie Thomton ’05, 
Dennis Jow ’07, and Jeff Cutts 
’06, who came in at 1:56.01. 

The following event, the 200 
freestyle, found Stroble ’04 back 
in the water battling his NMH 
competitor with teammate Tom 
Yeung ’04. Stroble fought all the 
way to the end of the race, narrow- 
ly touching out his competition by 
.09 seconds to win the race with a 
final time of 1:58.14. Yeung fol- 
lowed closely behind in third with 
a time of 1 :59.02. 

The secret to the success of the 
Andover team at this meet, how- 
ever, lay not only in the over- 
whelming number of points they 
gained from their top place finish- 
ers, but also in the points they 
secured with their 3rd and 4th 


place finishes. Ryan Ferguson ’07 
and Jow represented the Big Blue 
in the 200 1M. placing 3rd and 4th 
respectively with times of 2:20. 1 8 
and 2:20.60. 

In a remarkable display of 
unusual ability and depth, the tal- 
ented squad of Andover’s sprint- 
ers took the top three places in the 
50 freestyle, despite heavy com- 
petition from NMH’s top sprinter, 
Taylor Russell. Zhou led the 
Andover pack, coming in with a 
time of 23.21 , closely followed by 
Jamie Neuwirth ’06 and Captain 
Randt. 

The diving event was filled 
with some tough competition for 
Andover’s top diver, freshman 
Corey Psoinos. NMH diving phe- 
nomenon Kay Robinson crushed 
the 30-year old pool record with 
an astonishing score of 314.475. 
Psoinos ended with an exception- 
al score of 247.95 for second 
place. followed by Dave 
Wilkinson ’05 with 205.95 points 
for third place. 

Guwca once again proved his 
outstanding versatility in the pool 
by dominating the 100 fly with a 
time of 55.07, over 4 seconds 
faster than his nearest NHM com- 
petitor. The 100 freestyle was 
another successful race for the Big 
Blue as sprinters Captain Randt 
and Neuwirth placed first and sec- 
ond with times of 51.93 and 
52.14, increasing Andover’s lead 
to 67-40. 

Stroble was up for another 


battle in the 500 freestyle, finish- 
ing second with a time of 5:20.94, 
just ahead of NMH’s second best 
competitor. Andover’s A relay 
captured their second win of the 
day in the 200 Freestyle relay with 
Zhou, Yeung, Neuwirth and 
Randt, who came in at 1:34.09. 
Securing Andover’s win, Zhou 
and Anderson placed first and sec- 
ond respectively in the 100 
Backstroke with times of 59.55 
and 1 :00.46 to bring the score to 
93-60. 

Although the Andover boys 
were assured of their success after 
accumulating 93 points, they con- 
tinued to challenge NMH in the 
last two events. Guwca triumphed 
a second time in the 100 breast, 
with a time of 1:03.56. Thomton 
followed behind with a 1:14.08, 
beating out his NMH competitor 
for third place. The Andover relay, 
composed of Stroble, Yeung, 
Neuwirth, and Guwca concluded 
the meet with yet another first 
place finish for the Big Blue, leav- 
ing the final score at 110-73. 

Coach Hugon ’79 commented 
on the Big Blue’s success, saying 
of the meet, ‘Today was a solid 
win for our young team. I was par- 
ticularly pleased with how we 
won most or all of the close races, 
despite a hard week of training. 
The boys are learning how to win, 
and I hope the momentum can 
carry us next week against a very 
strong Deerfield team.” 



B Kaiser/ The Phillipiun 


Aaron Stroble '04 swims the freestyle against NMH. 



PA Boys Swimming Flounders; 
Girls Team Knocks Off Deerfield 


by Melissa Chiozzi & Katie 
Faulkner 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Deerfield 

106 

Andover Hoys 

79 

Andover Girls 

112 

Deerfield 

76 


It’s always harder to play with- 
out screaming fans. Despite a 
noble effort, the Boy’s Varsity 
Swim team was defeated by the 
Big Green this past weekend in its 
first away meet of the season, 
coming home with a final score of 
106-79. the Andover boys were 
faced with some extremely tough 
competition and were only able to 
secure wins in two individual 
events, the 100 butterfly and 
Diving. Despite this, the Andover 
boys came away with many sea- 
sonal best times and a spirit eager 
for revenge that will push them 
through these next weeks of heavy 
competition. 

The 200 Medley Relay proved 
a great opportunity for the 
Andover boys to compete against 
one of the top teams in the league. 
Coming in 2nd behind Deerfield’s 
A relay, Andover’s relay, com- 
posed of Jeff Zhou ’06, Robert 
Gucwa ’05, Captain Pauli Randt 
’04, and Jamie Neuwirth ’06, 
touched in with a seasonal best of 
1:43.32. After Deerfield’s second 
relay was disqualified, the 
Andover team of Andrew Faulkner 
’07, Charlie Thornton '05, Jeff 
Cutts ’06, and Thatcher Clay ’04 
was able to snag a third place fin- 
ish for the Big Blue. 

Aaron Stroble ’04 trailed two 
speedy Deerfield swimmers in the 
200 Free, placing third in the 
event. Although Deerfield cap- 
tured the top two spots in the 200 
IM, freshmen Dennis Jow ’07 and 
Ryan Ferguson ’07 gained person- 
al bests of 2:16.83 and 2:19.79 for 
third and fourth place, respective- 
ly- 

The Andover trio of Zhou, 
Neuwirth, and Captain Randt was 
not able to overcome the speed of 
Deerfield’s number one sprinter in 
the 50 Free, but settled for second, 
third, and fourth. At the conclu- 
sion of the first half of the meet, 
Deerfield led 38-24. 

Freshman diving sensation 
Cory Psoinos ’07 dominated the 
diving event with a score of 220.8, 
followed by Dave Wilkinson ’05 
in second place with a score of 
177.15. This was Andover’s only 
1-2 finish of the meet and proved 
what an immense asset divers are 
to their team. 

The 100 Fly turned out to be 
another success for the Big Blue 
with Gucwa coming in first place 
with a personal best of 54.40, over 
5 seconds before his closest com- 
petitor. Although the back-to-back 
victories of Psoinos and Gucwa 
diminished Deerfield’s lead over 
Andover to a mere seven points, 
Deerfield’s talented squad con- 
trolled the rest of the meet. 

Neuwirth, Randt, and Tom 


Yeung ’04 were again matched 
against Deerfield’s sprinting talent 
in the 100 free, coming in third, 
fourth, and fifth. Neuwirth led the 
pack with a personal best of 5 1 .04. 
Stroble settled for a second place 
finish in the 500 free with a time of 
5:22.61. The Andover 200 Free 
relay of Zhou, Yeung, Neuwirth, 
and Randt grabbed a second place 
finish for the Boy’s in Blue. Zhou 
placed second in the 100 back, 
trailed by Faulkner in third place, 
who secured a personal best of 
1:02.33. 

Guwca met his match this 
weekend in the 100 Breast, a chal- 
lenging race in which he finished 
second in with a time of 1:02.44, 
his first individual loss of the sea- 
son. 

The 400 Free Relay was also 
led by Deerfield with Andover 
coming in second, closing 
Deerfield’s win to a final score of 
79-106. 

Coach Hugon ’79 explained 
that they had expected some tough 
competition from Deerfield’s 
team, but had hoped their depth 
would give them a greater advan- 
tage over Deerfield. Despite their 
loss, Hugon was especially 
pleased with the talent displayed 
among the younger swimmers and 
the numerous personal best times, 
despite a week of heavy yardage. 
“I am hopeful that our season-long 
focus on Interschols as a goal will 
pay off in a month,” he said, “ and 
that we will be closer to the 
Deerfield team in the champi- 
onship meet than were on 
Saturday” 

Cutts agrees with his coach’s 
optimism, describing the general 
eagerness the Big Blue has for 
revenge, “After suffering our sec- 
ond loss of the year the team is 
now more determined than ever. 
It’s going to be quite a season from 
here on out. We’re not going to 
hold anything back in these last 
few meets.” 

Make that for in a row. The 
Andover Varsity Girls Swimming 
team brought home its fourth 
straight win as they took down 
Deerfield’s Big Green at on 
Saturday. With an amazing 112-76 
score, the girls seem to be unbeat- 
able. Although one of many, this 
win was particularly meaningful, 
as it was Coach Paul Murphy’s 
100th career win. Heejin Chang 
’05 said of her coach, “Mr. 
Murphy has helped me get through 
tough situations, in and out of the 
water, and I do not think that I 
could be here swimming this term 
after the surgery, if it weren't for 
Mr. Murphy's support.” 

The meet was highlighted by 
many impressive individual per- 
formances. For the fourth meet in a 
row, freshman Erika Roddy ’07 
came in first place in 50-yard 
freestyle. Not only does Roddy 
perform well in individual events, 
her 200-yard medley relay team, 
along with Captain Kate Page ’04, 
Alyssa Hill ’06, and Alex Doty ’05 
came in first place with a time of 
1:56.39. 


Katie Faulkner ’06 also swam 
extremely well in Saturday’s meet. 
She scored second place in both 
the 200 IM and 500 freestyle 
events, and her team could not 
have been happier. Competing 
against a previous rival in the 500, 
and also racing teammate H. Chang 
’05, Faulkner says, “"I was very 
excited to have the opportunity to 
race Heej in the 500 Free because 
I knew she'd push me. The 
Deerfield girl I raced was also one 
of my competitors from last year's 
interschols, so from the moment I 
dove in the water I was determined 
to not let her beat me." 

Says teammate and friend 
Alyssa Hill ’06, “I was so proud of 
Katie this weekend. She lost to 
Hope Chapman in the 200 IM but 
she didn't let it get to her, and 
ended up beating her in the 500. 
She stuck with it and didn’t let the 
other girl intimidate her.” 

Hill has reason to be proud of 
her own times, which keep drop- 
ping as the season presses on. She 
swam in lane four as Andover’s 
top seeded swimmer for the first 
time in an in the 100 breast and 
earned the position, touching in 
with a time of personal best 
1:17.87. 

In a day filled with personal 
bests, Mary Burris ’05 was no 
exception, shaving seconds off her 
100-yard back time. Emily 
Brenner ’06 and Alex Doty ’05 
also sniped first and second place 
in the 100 fly event. Says Heejin, 
“I personally think that the team 
did a great job pulling themselves 
together, especially during the last 
half of the meet at Deerfield. I 
admire Kate for leading the team 
under difficult circumstances, and 
reminding me that we all need to 
work as a team. I don’t think I 
could have made through my 
events without her support." 

The girl’s diving captain 
Jacqui LeBoutillier ’04 came in 
second in the diving competition, 
improving her score from last 
week’s meet. Behind her was 
teammate Rachel Reinaur ’07, div- 
ing a back one and a half and a 
front double for the first time. 
Rachel says, “I was nervous 
because I had never competed 
with those two dives. The team 
and Megan Green were really sup- 
portive.” With Coach Belinda 
Wolf temporarily away from the 
pool, Megan Green, an intern 
coach, coached her first meet with 
the Andover Divers. 

In a meet filled with personal 
bests, the Andover S’Women came 
together to achieve a true team tri- 
umph. Says Faulkner, “The 
amount of versatility and depth we 
have within our team is evident in 
meets like these when everyone 
has to step up and fulfill different 
roles.” Coach Murphy couldn’t be 
more proud of his team, “The team 
continues to impress me with their 
steadfast commitment to improv- 
ing their own times while, at the 
same time, being fiercely support- 
ive of each other... day in and day 
out.” 








Captain Pauli Randt ’04 led his Big Blue squad to a dominating victory over the Hopkins team 
last Saturday, 109-73. 


Boys Swimmers Hammer Hopkins 


by Katie Faulkner 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

109 

Hopkins 

73 


In a convincing win, the 
Andover Boys Varsity 
Swimmingteam dominated 
Hopkins 109-73 to advance their 
record to 3-2 on Saturday. “Even 
with a lack of some key swimmers 
in our lineup, including our cap- 
tain, Pauli Randt, we still had a 
very strong win. By coming out 
so strong even with a slightly 
unusual lineup, we proved that we 
are a versatile team that can han- 
dle whatever is thrown our way,” 
commented Jeff Cutts ’06 on the 
Big Blue victory. 

The Hopkins team startled 
Andover by capturing first place 
in the 200 Medley Relay at the 
start of the meet. Andover’s A 
relay, composed of Jeff Zhou ’06, 
Charlie Thomton ’05, Cutts. and 
Tom Yeung ’04, finished less than 
a second behind the Hopkins 
team, touching in at 1:48.79. The 
Andover boys retorted by sweep- 
ing the next event, the 200 
freestyle. The Andover pack was 
led by Robert Gucwa ’04 with a 


time of 1:52.25, followed by 
Aaron Stroble ’04 and Jamie 
Neuwirth with times of 1:54.12 
and 1:56.50, respectively. 

Dennis Jow ’07 finished sec- 
ond after an exciting race in the 
200 IM. Jow held his lead in front 
of his Hopkins opponent until the 
last lap. He was touched out at the 
finish, but still recorded a person- 
al best of 2:16.08. Ryan Ferguson 
’07 placed third in the event, also 
gaining a personal best. 

Ferguson triumphed in his 
first Varsity win, out-touching his 
competitor by a tenth of a second 
and finishing with a time of 
5:25.72. Andrew Faulkner ’07 
improved his time by over 12 sec- 
onds to 5:3 1 ,59.“The whole time I 
was concentrating on pulling 
ahead of him,” he said, “but he 
would not fall behind. In the last 
lap I could tell he was tired, so I 
took the opportunity and gave the 
last length all I had” 

Zhou secured a season best of 
22.64 in the 50 free, followed by 
classmate Rob Anderson ’06 in 
third and Yeung in fourth. Gucwa 
touched in at 50.64 for 2nd in the 
100 freestyle, trailed by Neuwirth 
in third. 

Freshman diving sensation 


Cory Psoinos ‘07 continued his 
tradition of success by gaining a 
first place for the Big Blue. Dave 
Wilkinson ‘05 followed Psoinos 
for second. After the diving victo- 
ries, Andover led 46-29. 

Zhou impressed his audience 
with an astounding first place fin- 
ish' in the 100 butterfly, coming in 
at 56.13. 

Andover triumphed in the 200 
Free Relay with the team of Zhou, 
Yeung, Neuwirth, and Gucwa who 
won with a time of 1:32.95, about 
4 seconds ahead of their Hopkins 
opponents. Anderson snatched his 
first Varsity win in the 100 back 
after touching-out teammate 
Stroble for an unofficial time of 
59.38. 

Yeung and Thomton repre- 
sented the Big Blue in the 100 
breaststroke, finishing in second 
and third place. The Andover vie- t 
tory was sealed by the first place 
finish of Gucwa, Anderson, 
Stroble and Neuwirth in the 400 
free to bring the final score to 109- 
73. 

“This is a good win for us, and 
one we will use to continue build- 
ing on as we approach the hardest 
training phase of our season,” 
explained Coach Hugon. 






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Phillips Academy 
Girls 

Swimming & Diving 
2004 


Heidi Adlman ’04 

Andover, MA 

Pari a Alpan ’06 

Huntington Beach, CA 

Laura Benca ’05 

Mercer Island, WA 

Emily Brenner ’06 

Andover, MA 

Eliza Bums ’06 

Idaho Falls, ID 

Mary Burris ’05 

Beloit, WI 

Hee-Jin Chang ’05 

Seoul, Korea 

Kelly Chang ’07 

Atherton, CA 

Kristina Chang ’04 

Atherton, CA 

Liz Demers ’05 

Andover, MA 

Alex Doty ’05 

Lunenburg, MA 

Katie Faulkner ’06 

Homer, AK 

Liz Finnegan ’06 

Washington, DC 

April Franz ’04 

Hinsdale, IL 

Alyssa Hill ’06 

Prides Crossing, MA 

Debby Kuhn ’05 

Ipswich, MA 

Jacqueline LeBoutillier ’04 (c) 

Larchmont, NY 

Katharine Lee-Kramer ’07 

Princeton, NJ 

Katharine Matsumoto ’07 

Andover, MA 

Kate Page ’04 (c) 

Salem, NH 

Rachel Reinauer ’07 

Austin, TX 

Erika Roddy ’07 

San Francisco, CA 

Sharon Shin ’04 

Vienna, VA 

Liz Slaughter ’06 

Weston, MA 

Carly Villareal ’07 

Portola Valley, CA 


Coaches : Managers : 

Paul Murphy x4555 Caroline Towbin ’06 Brooklyn, NY 

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DATE OF CONTEST: 

OPPONENT: Chog+c 

WHERE PLAYED Phillips ftc cuifnu^ 

RESULTS: 


1/10/04 Girls Power to First Win of New Swim Season 

The Swimmin Women began their MARCH to March with a decisive win over Choate today. 
Challenged by the departure of half the team to graduation in June 2003, the defending New 
England champions welcome many newcomers to the squad this season. Of note in the "freshman 
class" of 2004 is Erika Roddy '07 who swam her personal best by 1 second in the 50 free and who 
provided great speed in the 200 and 400 free relays, as well. Other members of the class of 2007 
are Rachel Reinauer, Carly Villareal and Kelly Chang. New lowers Parla Alpan, Eliza Burns and Liz 
Slaughter join the strong ranks of returners Emily Brenner (free and fly), Katie Faulkner (distance 
and IM), Liz Finnegan and Alyssa Hill (free and breast). The salwart upper class of Alex Doty, Mary 
Burris, Hee-Jin Chang (who is looking great after ACL surgery this summer), Liz Demers, Debby 
Kuhn is joined by Laura Benca (free). Finally, the great class of '04 with captain Kate Page, Kristina 
Chang, April Franz, Heidi Adlman and Jacqui LeBoutillier will lead this group well during the season. 







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1/17/04 PA Swimmers Race Past Loomis 

The Big Blue was just too much for the Pelicans from Loomis as the Swimmin’ Women of Andover 
continued their unbeaten streak in a home meet on Saturday. Placing first in 10 of 12 events, the 
girls in Blue showed their star power while also showing their depth by earning many second- and 
third-place finishes. Some highlights of the meet includes 1, 2, 3 finish in the 100 Free by Erika 
Roddy '07, Laura Benca '05 and Emily Brenner '06 and a new pre-diving cheer by the swimmers 
which proved to SEAL their victory! The Big Blue will take on NMH next Saturday in Andover at 3PM 
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1/31/04 Girls Swimming and Diving Defeats Deerfield 

The Big Blue Wave came crashing down on the Big Green in Deerfield this afternoon as the 
Swimmin Women brought their unbeaten streak to 4 wins this season. The 110-76 win was also 
Coach Murphy's 100th career win. Some big swims happened in the 200 IM and and 500 when 
Lower Katie Faulkner came in second in both events. She was also instrumental in the 200 Free 
Relay win. Alyssa Hill '06 has also shown some promise as her times have continued to drop all 
season. Her 2:29.81 and 1:17.87 in the 200 IM and 100 Breast represent personal bests for Alyssa. 
Katie and Alyssa are also roommates! The girls have some of their toughest competition still ahead 
with Hopkins next Saturday and Exeter at the end of February. Time will tell if these girls have what 
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2/21/04 Girls Swimming Races Past Williston and Sacred Heart 

The Big Blue girls varsity swim team was back on top of the wave this week with two decisive wins 
over Williston-Northampton and Convent of the Sacred Heart. In an exciting tri-meet held in 
Easthampton, MA, the Swimmin Women, many of them decked out in their newest HOTpink "Lady 
Blue" t-shirts, swam well despite a tough week of grueling end-of-season sets. One highlight was 
Hee-Jin Chang's new pool record in the 100 fly. The medley relay team from Andover also tied the 
pool record. The girls are all set to travel north this Wednesday to take on a significantly improved 
Exeter team. A long season of hard work will undoubtedly take them far in their last dual meet 
("Duel Meet!") of the season ...and then on to the New England Championships on March 6 at 
Deerfield. Stay tuned right here for highlights to come! [TIMES] 






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2/25/04 Girls Swimming Touches Out Exeter 

The Lady Blue rode the Big Yellow school Bus up to Exeter, NH Wednesday for one of the greatest 
meets of all time, narrowly edging the Red in 94-92 nail-biter. Both teams were neck-and-neck from 
the beginning. Andover took first in the medley relay, but Exeter took second and third. And so 
went the rest of the meet. ..each event scoring nearly equal points for each team. A great surprise 
happened in diving when captain Jacqui LeBoutillier '04 came in first by less than 1 point. From then 
on, the Swimmin Women posted firsts in the 100 free, 500 free and 200 free relay. Some second 
and third place finishes toward the end of the meet sent the score to 88-84 in favor of Andover 
before the final relay. Seeing that the Lady Blue only needed 6 points to win the day, coach Murphy 
"split" the final relay so as to secure a second (4pts) and third (2pts). As it turned out, the Exeter 
team set a new Andover-Exeter record in the 400 Free Relay and Andover would have come in 
second, even with their top team. So the Swimmin Women finish the regular season with only one 
loss to Hopkins and are ready to take on the other 25 teams at the New England Championships on 
March 6. But that's down the road; today was a great day! [TIMES] [PHOTOS] 






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3/6/04 Three-Peat For PA Girl Swimmers 

The Phillips Academy Girls Swimming and Diving team captured their third consecutive New England 
Prep School championship Saturday night at Deerfield Academy, coming from behind with a record- 
breaking performance in the final relay to win by a single point. Competing against 40 other schools 
in an all-day interscholastic meet, Andover trailed Hopkins School, to whom they had lost a dual 
meet four weeks ago, by five points entering the day's final event. The two-time defending 
champions needed a win in the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, and the foursome of Erika Roddy '07, 

Katie Faulkner '06, team captain Kate Page '04, and Hee-Jin Chang '05, not only provided the 
victory but did so in a time of 3:35.34, setting a new New England Prep School record in the event. 
The team victory was forged with strong swims from many of the team's members and once again 
showed the squad's tremendous depth as well as talent. Upper Hee-Jin Chang, who was named the 
Interscholastic meet's outstanding swimmer in both 2002 and 2003, has been slowed somewhat by 
injury during this season but came on strong Saturday. Chang earned first place finishes in both the 
100- and the 200-Yard Freestyle events, breaking her own New England prep record in the 200 with 
a time of 1:51.03. [PHOTOS] [TIMES-ANDOVER] [TIMES - COMPLETE] 



Girls Swimming Looks To Repeat 


As New England Champs in ’04 


by Alison Wheeler 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The girls are diving back into 
the water. The Varsity Girls 
Swim season 
has started, and 
this season will 
boast a pool 
full of talented 
swimmers. 

As one of the most hard 
working, consistent teams on 
campus, the “Swimmin’ 
Women” look to continue their 
success of the past few seasons. 
Taking the New England 
Championship in both 2002 and 
2003, and coming off last year’s 
perfect season, the Lady Blue 
has emerged as a huge swim- 
ming power in New England. 

Already, the team is working 
harder than ever. Coached by 
Paul Murphy, they swam hard 
before break, and continued to 
practice throughout vacation. 

To continue with their win- 
ning streak, the girls are going to 
have to step it up this year. 
Hopkins may pose the strongest 
threat to the Lady Blue’s third 
consecutive championship. The 
Hilltoppers’ strength lies in their 
large number of seniors and 
freestyle swimmers. NMH 
should , also prove to be very 
competitive. 

Both Hopkins and NMH 



have “depth and diversity,” said 
coach Murphy. “They are fast 
teams with fast kids.” 

Another strong squad is 
Exeter, Andover’s perennial 
rival. After a disappointing sea- 
son in 2003, placing 7th in New 
England, the Exeter squad boasts 
a fresh batch of talented recruits. 
According to Exeter coach Jean 
Famum, “Almost half of our 
team is new.” 

“It’s a little bit of an 
unknown of how we are going to 
do in the league,” said Murphy. 
“But we look strong enough to 
be really competitive throughout 
New England.” 

Helping the loss of ten sen- 
iors from the swimming and div- 
ing program, there are thirteen 
talented newcomers to the 
Andover pool and twelve return- 
ing New England Champions. 
“There are a bunch of new kids 
on the team and all of them look 
very strong” said Murphy. 

Helping to bring the team 
together is swimming captain 
Kate Page ’04. She is set to lead 
the squad to its third straight sea- 
son of prep glory. 

“Kate is doing a great job,” 
said Murphy. “She’s watched 
three years of captains and taken 
some of their best ideas, along 
with her own. She looks to be 
one of our strongest leaders 
ever.” 



Alex Doty ’05 echoes her 
coach’s sentiments. “Kate Page 
is a true leader,” she said. “She 
really knows the sport.” 

Page has been a huge asset to 
the team since she started on the 
team as a junior. She was part of 
the New England record-holding 
relay team for the 400-yard 
freestyle medley in 2001. 
Indispensable in relays, freestyle 
is her strongest suit. 

Also leading the team is 
Hee-Jin Chang ’05. After repre- 
senting South Korea at the 2000 
Olympics in Sydney, Australia, 
Chang arrived at Andover in 
200 1 . In her first two seasons’ as 
a member of the team, Chang 
has amassed New England 
records in both the 100 and 200 
yard freestyle and the 200 yard 
individual medley. She also 
holds numerous school, pool, 
and Andover/Exeter records. 
Last season, she won All- 
American in the 50, 100, and 
200 yard freestyle events. 
Named the MVP of the New 
England tournament for the past 
two seasons, Chang is an inte- 
gral part of the success of the 
team. 

Doty is another exceptional 
third year swimmer. She holds 
the school and Andover/Exeter 
record in the 200 yard medley 
relay and an Andover/Exeter 

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record for the 1 00 yard butterfly. 
She is especially dominating in 
butterfly and backstroke events. 
Last year, she won All American 
for her time in the 100 fly, as 
well as the 200 medley relay and 
400 free relay. 

One of the breakout new 
swimmers on last year’s team 
was Katie Faulkner ’06. She 
shines in long distance races, 
consistently placing at or near 
the top of the 500-yard freestyle 
race at meets. She came in 5th in 
that event at the Interschols. 

Over in the diving pool, cap- 
tain Jacqueline LeBoutillier ’04 
is leading a relatively inexperi- 
enced team of divers. 
LeBoutillier placed 11th at the 
Interschols last winter. Also 
returning is Liz Finnegan ’06, 
who placed 12th at Interschols to 
help secure an Andover victory. 

With their first meet against 
the New England Barracudas 
called off because of bad weath- 
er, the Andover Girls Varsity 
Swimming team is ready to take 
on their first opponent, Choate, 
this coming Saturday. 

“Everyone’s coming together 
really well and working as hard 
as they can,” said Doty. “We’re 
off to a great start.” 



































Lady Blue Topple Choate 
With Last Minute Heroics 


by Alison Wheeler 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover’s Swimmin’ Women 
made a last minute splash in their 
first meet and 
came through 
with a win 
against Choate 
in the final 
race. The 
defending 
league champion Lady Blue came 
away with the win, but the close 
score warns the girls of the tough 
competition this season. 

This first meet was the perfect 
opportunity to find the strengths 
in the 2004 squad. The Andover 
Girls Varsity Swim team tested 
the waters with a lineup chock- 
full of new talent. 

“It was a tough meet, espe- 
cially since it was the first meet 
of the season,” said Hee-Jin 
Chang ’05. 

Thanks to some strong indi- 
vidual performances, the squad 
finished first in five of the eight 
individual events, but Choate 
brought in a lot of second and 
third place finishes, keeping them 
within close sight of PA’s score. 
In six of the individual events, it 
was Andover swimmers who fin- 
ished in sixth place, a position 
that does not gamer any points 
for the team. 

“Choate has always been one 
of our toughest rivals,” said 
Chang. “Plus we’ve had a lack of 
practice and a lot of injuries.” 

The highlight of the relays 
was the very last race of the meet. 
Before the race, Choate was beat- 
ing Andover on the scoreboard by 
a few small points, but the Lady 
Blue knew they were sending 
some of their fastest swimmers 
into the pool. Coming in first was 
the unstoppable combination of 
Doty, Page, Roddy, and Chang. 
They were seven and a half sec- 
onds faster than four of their 
teammates, as Brenner, Liz 
Slaughter ’06, Katie Faulkner 
'06, Laura Benca ’05 finished in 
second and more than seven sec- 
onds faster than the first Choate 
relay team. 

“The 400 free relay showed 
our incredible depth,” said Doty. 
“There are a lot of talented girls 
on the team, and we all came 
together in that relay.” 


Started off the meet, an all- 
star relay team of Alex Doty ’05, 
Liz Demers '05, Chang ’05, and 
Emily Brenner '06 took first in 
the 200 medley. The lead Choate 
team finished almost three sec- 
onds later in second place. 

The Lady Blue proved to be 
even more dominating in the 200 
free relay. Chang, Brenner, Erika 
Roddy ’07, and captain Kate 
Page ’04 finished four and a half 
seconds before the fastest Choate 
relay team. 

Newcomer Roddy began her 
Andover career on a good start, 
taking first in the 50 Free with a 
time of 24.78 seconds, beating 
her previous personal record by a 
second. Roddy continued her suc- 
cess when she placed second in 
the 100 free to teammate Chang 
’05. 

“I’m really impressed with 
Erica,” said Mary Burris ’05. 
"She’s doing amazingly well and 
she’s going to be a major asset to 
the team.” 

Liz Demers placed second in 
the 200 individual medley, not far 
behind her Choate competitor. 
Faulkner finished behind Demers 
in third, less than .2 seconds after 
her teammate. 

In the 500 meter free, 
Faulkner placed first, outpacing 
the nearest Choate competitor by 
more than ten seconds. The team 
will look to Faulkner to continue 
her great success in distance 
swimming this year. 

Although the Andover squad 
team is overflowing with talented 
swimmers, the season is young 
and they are still in the process of 
finding out how to achieve the 
greatest level of success for the 
team. 

“I don’t think that we had the 
best lineup that we could have,” 
said Doty. “We’re still figuring 
out everybody’s strengths.” 

After the dangerously close 
win, the Swimmin’ Women know 
that they have to work even hard- 
er in order to be as dominating a 
force in league as they were last 
year. 

“I think we need more mental 
strength,” said Chang ’05. “I 
think that the girls are practicing 
much harder and we’re going to 
improve.” 









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Alex Doty ’05 competes in the butterfly in Saturday’s race with Northfield Mount Hermon. The 
girls swimming team took down the Hoggers. 


Andover Boys, Girls Swimmers 
Blast NMH Hoggers Out of Water 


by Melissa Chiozzi and Katie 
Faulkner 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Andover Gins 

107 

NMH 

79 

Andover Bovs 

110 

NMH 

73 


The Andover Girls Varsity 
Swimming Team secured yet 
another win on Saturday beating 
the NMH Hoggers 107-79 to con- 
tinue their stunning winning 
streak. Even though the meet was 
a success, it proved to be more of 
a challenge than previous compe- 


titions. But even NMH’s strong 
swimmers couldn’t bring down 
the Lady Blue. 

The highlight of the meet was 
the 500-yard freestyle event. Katie 
Faulkner ’06, one of the team’s 
best distance swimmers, was back 
after she sat out this event last 
weekend. With Faulkner back the 
girls could not go wrong, and 
along with Liz Slaughter ’06 and 
Carly Villareal ’07 the ladies 
sniped a 1-2-3 victory. All three 
girls scored season-best times in 
the event. 

In the 200 freestyle relay, the 
girls touched in less than a second 
too late, giving themselves a 

bb 


slightly disappointing second 
place. Typical of the Big Blue, 
they did not get discouraged and 
stepped things up just a few events 
later in the 400 free style relay as 
Kate Page ’04, Heejin Chang ’05, 
Emily Brenner ’06 and Erika 
Roddy ’07 stole first place with a 
time of 3:40.91. 

The team also benefited from 
individual races. Captain Kate 
Page ’04 and Alex Doty ’05 came 
in first and second in the 100 back. 
Liz Demers ’05, pulling in six sec- 
onds before anyone else, came in 
first in the 100-yard breast stroke 

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with a time of 1:11.12. H. Chang 
was also very successful grabbing 
the first place victory in the 200- 
yard free style with a time of 
1 :56.62, and placing first yet again 
in the 100 free. Roddy came in 
first place in the 50-yard freestyle 
-with a time of 25.70. 

The Andover Girl’s Swim 
team has shown extreme talent 
and promise. They continue to 
impress their many fans every 
change they get. Captain Kate 
Page '04 says “Swimming NMH 
was a great experience for the 
team. They had some really talent- 
ed girls who gave us great compe- 
tition that we have yet to see in 
New England. We learned a lot 
from our relay swims. Our 200 
and 400 free relays have been 
undefeated for almost three years 
and our loss in the200 free relay 
made us step it up in the 400 free 
relay for a real nail biter, which 
was a great way to end the meet 
for Andover. Now we have a bet- 
ter outlook for what to expect dur- 
ing Interschols, but 1 know we can 
meet and surpass the challenge if 
we come together as a team like 
we have in the past.” 

The Boy’s Varsity Swim team 
continued their winning streak this 
past weekend, dominating NMH 
110-73. 

Jeff Zhou ’06 comments on 
the level of enthusiasm at the 
event, “This was our first big meet 
of the year, and it felt great to tri- 
umph over NMH. Spirits were 
high this meet, and the team just 
had a fun time swimming”. 

The Andover boy’s have obvi- 
ously found an effective way to 
combine their fun with success. 
The team’s talent was evident in 
the first race of the day, the 200 
Medley Relay, where the Andover 
Boys triumphed with a 1-2 finish. 
The team’s A relay team, featuring 
swimmers Rob Anderson ’06, 
Robert Gucwa ’04, Captain Paul 
Randt ’04, and Zhou touched in at 
1:46.57, followed by Aaron 
Stroble ’04, Charlie Thornton ’05, 
Dennis Jow ’07, and Jeff Cutts 
’06, who came in at 1:56.01. 

The following event, the 200 
freestyle, found Stroble ’04 back 
in the water battling his NMH 
competitor with teammate Tom 
Yeung ’04. Stroble fought all the 
way to the end of the race, narrow- 
ly touching out his competition by 
.09 seconds to win the race with a 
final time of 1:58.14. Yeung fol- 
lowed closely behind in third with 
a time of 1:59.02. 

The secret to the success of the 
Andover team at this meet, how- 
ever, lay not only in the over- 
whelming number of points they 
gained from their top place finish- 
ers, but also in the points they 
secured with their 3rd and 4th 

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place finishes. Ryan Ferguson ’07 
and Jow represented the Big Blue 
in the 200 IM, placing 3rd and 4th 
respectively with times of 2:20.18 
and 2:20.60. 

In a remarkable display of 
unusual ability and depth, the tal- 
ented squad of Andover’s sprint- 
ers took the top three places in the 
50 freestyle, despite heavy com- 
petition from NMH’s top sprinter, 
Taylor Russell. Zhou led the 
Andover pack, coming in with a 
time of 23.21, closely followed by 
Jamie Neuwirth ’06 and Captain 
Randt. 

The diving event was filled 
with some tough competition for 
Andover’s top diver, freshman 
Corey Psoinos. NMH diving phe- 
nomenon Kay Robinson crushed 
the 30-year old pool record with 
an astonishing score of 314.475. 
Psoinos ended with an exception- 
al score of 247.95 for second 
place, followed by Dave 
Wilkinson ’05 with 205.95 points 
for third place. 

Guwca once again proved his 
outstanding versatility in the pool 
by dominating the 100 fly with a 
time of 55.07, over 4 seconds 
faster than his nearest NHM com- 
petitor. The 100 freestyle was 
another successful race for the Big 
Blue as sprinters Captain Randt 
and Neuwirth placed first and sec- 
ond with times of 51.93 and 
52.14, increasing Andover’s lead 
to 67-40. 

Stroble was up for another 


battle in the 500 freestyle, finish- 
ing second with a time of 5:20.94, 
just ahead of NMH’s second best 
competitor. Andover’s A relay 
captured their second win of the 
day in the 200 Freestyle relay with 
Zhou, Yeung, Neuwirth and 
Randt, who came in at 1:34.09. 
Securing Andover’s win, Zhou 
and Anderson placed first and sec- 
ond respectively in the 100 
Backstroke with times of 59.55 
and 1:00.46 to bring the score to 
93-60. 

Although the Andover boys 
were assured of their success after 
accumulating 93 points, they con- 
tinued to challenge NMH in the 
last two events. Guwca triumphed 
a second time in the 100 breast, 
with a time of 1:03.56. Thornton 
followed behind with a 1:14.08, 
beating out his NMH competitor 
for third place. The Andover relay, 
composed of Stroble, Yeung, 
Neuwirth, and Guwca concluded 
the meet with yet another first 
place finish for the Big Blue, leav- 
ing the final score at 110-73. 

Coach Hugon ’79 commented 
on the Big Blue’s success, saying 
of the meet, “Today was a solid 
win for our young team. I was par- 
ticularly pleased with how we 
won most or all of the close races, 
despite a hard week of training. 
The boys are learning how to win, 
and I hope the momentum can 
carry us next week against a very 
strong Deerfield team." 








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Olympian Hee-Jin Chang ’05 destroys her competition in the freestyle race. Andover downed 
the Pelicans of Loomis, 112-74. 


Lady Blue 
Loomis in 


Swimming Races By 
Dominating Victory 


For the Girls Varsity 
Swimming Team, this was just 
one more win. 
The Loomis 
Pelicans were 
no match for 
the Lady Blue 
on Saturday 
who continued their winning 
streak with a final score of 112- 
74. The girls continue to leave 
their competition stunned, race 



after race, meet after meet. 
Kelly Chang ’07 describes the 
meet by saying, "We swam well 
at the beginning, but we really 
pulled through in the 100 free 
and 100 fly to make the meet a 
true success.” 

The girls snagged first place 
in 10 out of 12 events, and took 
many second and third spots in 
numerous events. Erika Roddy 
'07, Laura Benca '05 and Emily 
Brenner '06 got first, second, 
and third place in the 100-yard 
free style. This 1-2-3 victory put 
the girls on top. Hee-jin Chang 
'05 and Alex Doty ’05 owned 
the 100 fly, sniping first and 
second place. Though it's been 
quite a while since Chang and 
Doty swam side by side, Chang 
had only positive feelings about 
the race, saying "I haven't raced 
Alex Doty since I was 12 so the 
100 fly scared me a lot. Alex is 
a very supportive teammate, and 
rather than making me nervous, 
racing next to her made me feel 
like 1 was 12 again." 

Katie Faulkner ‘06 also 
pulled through in this event, 
swimming it for the first time in 
her Andover career. In yet 
another triumph; Faulkner and 
H. Chang held their own in the 
200-yard free style, touching in 
one after another. Alyssa Hill 
’06 comments saying “The 100 
fly where we went 1-2-4 fol- 
lowed by the 100 free where we 
went 1-2-3 showed how much 
depth we have as a team." 

Team Captain Kate Page '04 
' captured the 500-yard free style, 
touching in 11 seconds before 
1 her closest opponent. Alex Doty 
: ’05 was impressed by her 
Captain's performance saying 
i "Kate looked really strong 
through her entire 500." 
Newcomers Liz Slaughter ’06 
and Caroline Villareal '07 also 
swam the 500. demonstrating 
their speed and endurance. Page 
1 comments on the amount of new 
i distance swimmers the team has 
! saying, 'i've been swimming 
i the 500 since I was a freshman, 
and never have I had such free- 
dom from not swimming it in 
meets. We have a great group of 
distance girls with a lot of tal- 
ent. and I look forward to better- 
vn time with their sup- 
t and enthusiasm." 


The Big Blue took yet anoth- 
er first place victory in the 200- 
yard free relay with the help of 
Emily Brenner ’06, Katie 
Faulkner '06, Alyssa Hill '06, 
and Hee-jin Chang '05. With 
Hill in lane three for the first 
time. Doty says, “Alyssa did 
really well, I was so proud of 
her!" 

Doty has plenty to be proud 
of herself, pulling in first place 
in the 100-yard backstroke. 
Behind her was Laura Benca, 
swimming the event for the first 
time, and proving to her coach 
and teammates that she has the 
potential to become an even bet- 
ter backstroker. 

The team's three divers 
added to the success of the meet. 
Jacqui Leboutillier ’04 and Liz 
Finnegan '06, the team’s two 
returning divers, dove well, 
impressing not only the silent 
fans, but also the judges. 
However Coach Belinda Wolf 
was particularly impressed with 
the performance of the team's 
newest addition, Rachel 
Reinauer ’07, saying, "Rachel 
did very well and we expect the 
entire team to continue to suc- 
ceed in upcoming meets against 
NMH and Deerfield." 

Obviously, the meet was a 
real triumph for the girls. Page 
has only positive things to say 
about the team, "With just two 
meets behind us I think we’re 
coming together really well as a 
team. Practices have been get- 
ting harder and everyone has 
been stepping up to the chal- 
lenge and performing in meets. 
Mostly, I think we have a lot of 
fun together with our ridiculous 
antics in and out of the pool, 
especially imitating seals for our 
newest cheer. This team unity is 
an integral part of our team's 
success for the past three years 
and the beginning of this sca- 

Even though the upcoming 
meets could prove to be a chal- 
lenge. the girl’s coach, Paul 
Murphy, has high hopes for the 
remainder of the season. “The 
meet on Saturday was a great 
one. We are still right at the 
beginning of out season, but our 
times are fast and the team is 
strong. Daily work will be the 
key to this season!" 





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Hee-jin Chans ’05 races the 100 free in Andover’s meet with the Exeter Big Red. Andover 
drowned the Lady Red 94-92. 

Andover Girls Swimming Dunks 
Exeter Big Red, Bests Williston 


by Melissa Chiozzi 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

94 

Exeter 

92 


The Girls Varsity Swimming 
Team brought home two decisive 
wins this week. In their last dual 
meet of the season, the lady Blue 
upset Exeter and finished the meet 
just two points ahead of their Big 
Red Rivals. This win came after a 
confidence-building win over 
Williston-Northampton and 
Convent of the Sacred Heart at 
their tri-meet last Saturday. 

This Wednesday the girls trav- 
eled to New Hampshire to take on 
their rivals at Exeter. The girls left 
that afternoon feeling nervous and 
knowing that Exeter’s newly 
improved team would put up an 
intense fight. However, the girls 
once again pulled through, bring- 
ing home the Big Blue win. 


The most impressive event of 
the day was the 500-yard free. 
Katie Faulkner ’06 came in first 
place in the 500 freestyle, swim- 
ming an amazing time of 5:18. 
She was followed by Carly 
Villareal ’07, who dropped 12 sec- 
onds from her 500 free style time. 

The win came down to the last 
relay, the 400 free relay, where the 
girls had to get both second place 
and third place in order to win. 
With the girls on edge and swim- 
ming their hearts out, they sniped 
the points that they needed. 

The meet started off well in 
the 200 free style relay when the 
lady Blue A team came in first 
place. Erica Roddy ’07 came in 
first place in the 50-yard free 
style, continuing her string of free 
style wins. Says Hee-jin Chang 
’05, “Kristina Chang swam really 
well, I was very proud of her.” 
H. Chang ’05 had her first loss in 
the 100 fly, losing to Lauren 


Brady ’07. H. Chang did however 
beat her own personal time. H. 
Chang swam well in all her other 
events, swimming one of her 
fastest splits in her 100 free in the 
last relay, and therefore helping 
the team to victory. 

The Andover Girl’s Divers 
had an amazing meet, when 
Captain Jacqui Leboutiller ’04 
came in first place, and also 
scored a personal best score of 
199. The girl’s took first, fourth 
and sixth in the diving competi- 
tions, making this their most 
impressive meet of the year. Says 
Coach Megan Greene “I couldn’t 
be happier with the performance 
of the girls today. All other hard 
work has paid off.” 

Captain Kate Page ’04 was 
extremely happy with the out- 
come of the Exeter meet, saying 
“I’m so happy with how the meet 
went. It was an amazing way to 
have my last school meet end.” 


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Year 

Student's Name 

Hometown 

2007 

Adams, Christopher 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Bloom, Benjamin 

Andover, MA 

2006 

Calabrese, Colin 

North Andover, MA 

2006 

Campbell, Alexander 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Chapoteau, Ryan 

Jamaica, NY 

2007 

Charles, Ashley J. 

Baltimore, MD 

2004 

Coit, David 

New York, NY 

2005 

DeGraft-Hanson, Kojo 

Buford, GA 

2004 

Dent, Alexander 

Brooklyn, NY 

2005 

Donais, Christopher 

Bradford, MA 

2004 

Draheim, Stephen 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Feqhali, Elias 

Salem, NH 

2004 

Feiqenbaum, James 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Freker, John 

Cinicinnati, OH 

2004 

Galan, O'Shea 

New York, NY 

2005 

Geary, Joseph 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Geraqhty, Andrew 

Readinq, MA 

2006 

Hamilton, Sean 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Herlich, Christopher 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Hillman, Jonathan 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Hoople, Gordon 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Howe, Weston 

Andover, MA 

2006 

Hsu, Greqory 

Lincoln, MA 

2006 

Johnson, F. Spencer 

Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 

2004 

Kapor, Adam 

Brookline, MA 

2005 

Kasselakis, Stefanos 

Athens, Greece 

2006 

Khandelwal, Paraq 

Medina, OH 

2007 

Kim, Jae-Yeop 

Seoul, Korea 

2004 

Knuth, Johannes 

Boerdel, Germany 

2007 

Landy, Beniamin 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Lanfranco, Anwell 

Salem, NH 

2004 

Loidolt, Bryce 

Laquna Beach, CA 

2004 

Lynch, Christopher 

Chelmsford, MA 

2007 

McCarthy, Peter 

Los Gatos, CA 

2006 

McDouqall, Ryan 

Lake Osweqo, OR 

2005 

McManus, Brendan 

North Andover, MA 

2004 

Mitzenmacher, Eric 

Los Anqeles, CA 

2006 

Nauqhton, Michael 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Nobile, Roland 

Lawrence, MA 

2006 

Noyola, Mario 

New York, NY 

2007 

O'Hern, Joseph 

Johnston, IA 

2005 

Paolino, James 

Andover, MA 

2006 

Platt, Evan 

Austin, TX 

2005 

Riordan, William 

Pride's Crossinq, MA 

2006 

Saxena, Raieev 

Las Veqas, NV 

2004 

Serna, Daniel 

Andover, MA 































2007 

Serna, Martin 

Andover, MA 

2005 

Shannon, Patrick 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Sheldon, David 

Andover, MA 

2006 

Siddiqi, Ali 

Salem, NH 

2007 

Silk, Daniel 

Lowell, MA 

2007 

Stapczynski, Stephen 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Velez, Edwin 

Staten Island, NY 

2007 

Watari, Kentaro 

Tokyo, Japan 

2005 

Williams, Neville 

Lynn, MA 

2004 

Wusu, Tolulope 

Palo Alto, CA 




Name Home City Class 

Adell, Leila Bulverde. TX 2005 

Alexander, Celia Greenwich, CT 2004 

Bhat, Rashmi Port Charlotte, FL 2006 

Blackwell, Courtney Hartford, CT 2006 

Bias, Lauren Chester Township, NJ 2005 

Boylan, Anna Andover, MA 2007 

Bucala, Nicole Cos Cob, CT 2006 

Chacon, Helen American Embassy, Quito 2005 

Chen, Alina Shanghai, Peoples Rep. Chin: 2006 

Cloonan, Lisa Reading, MA 2005 

Corey, Joanna New York, NY 2004 

DeYoung, Sonia Manchester, MA 2005 

Donchak, Lisa San Clemente, CA 2006 

Dowd, Sarah North Reading, MA 2006 

Dwyer, Alexandra Swampscott, MA 2004 

Etheridge, Emma Lawrence, MA 2004 

Feeny, Jennifer Woodside, CA 2004 

Fiske, Courtney Andover, MA 2007 

Francis, Jeannette Signal Mountain, TN 2006 

Frimpong, Yaa Miami, FL 2005 

George, Nicole New York, NY 2004 

Gray, Ashley Memphis, TN 2005 

Harris, Courtney Andover, MA 2007 

Howe, Rebecca Andover, MA 2006 

Kelting, Lily New Canaan, CT 2004 

Kennedy, Emily Topsfield, MA 2007 

Koh, Katherine Andover, MA 2005 

Latina, Jacqueline North Andover, MA 2004 

Maffione, Catherine Alpharetta, GA 2004 

Manning, Eileen Chester, CT 2005 

Mortara, Emily Hudson, MA 2006 

Mulroy, Maura Reading, MA 2007 

Papantonio, Hilary New Rochelle, NY 2004 

Robie, Elizabeth Raleigh, NC 2004 

Rotenberg, Lee Chestnut Hill, MA 2005 

Schmidt, Ciarra Burr Ridge, IL 2005 

Schnure, Martha Mattapoisett, MA 2006 

Schoenherr, Karen Andover, MA 2007 

Temeng, Aba Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 2006 

Thurman, Colleen Houston, TX 2007 

Tognoni, Cassandra Andover, MA 2005 































































































































DATE OF CONTEST: Tomonj 21 , 2Co4 

OPPONENT: NJorLVi Andovev 

WHERE PLAYED Andover 

RESULTS: 






















Andover vs. North Andover 

Boys Varsity 
January 21, 2004 

PA 66 - NA 29 


Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Lanfranco 

P 

47’ 10” 

Heydenreich 

N 

39’ 10” 

Velez 

P 

37’6” 

Long 

Jump 

Wusu 

P 

21’2%” 

Cox 

N 

20’ 1%” 

Sheldon 

P 

20’%” 

High 

Jump 

Galan 

P 

5’ 10” 

Nizamor 

N 

5’6” 

Seo 

N 

5’4” 

Pole 

Vault 

Coit 

P 

10’0” 

Noyola 

P 

9’ 6” 

Bloom 

P 

8’0” 

50 yd 

dash 

Cox 

N 

5.71 

Sheldon 

P 

5.72 

Galan 

P 

5.81 

50 yd 

hurdles 

Miclo 

N 

7.4 

Johnson 

P 

7.5 

Breen 

N 

8.2 

300 yd 

Schweigger 

N 

35.5 

Galan 

P 

36.4 

DeGraft-Hanson 

P 

37.1 

600 yd 

Kapor 

P 

1:21.8 

Herlich 

P 

1:26.8 

Serna 

P 

1:26.9 

1 1000 yd 

Kapor 

p 

2:31.6 

Hillman 

P 

2:32.0 

Freker 

P 

2:34.2 

Mile 

Donais 

P 

4:48.1 

Hillman 

P 

4:48.3 

Freker 

P 

4:48.7 

2 Mile 

Donais 

P 

10:30.5 

Murray 

N 

10:51.2 

Hamilton 

P 

10:57.2 

4 x 400 

yd Relay 


P 

4:39.9 


N 

4:53.3 


P 


Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

66 








North 

Andover 

SCORE: 

29 




























Andover vs. North Andover 

Girls Varsity 

January 21, 2004 

PA 78 - NA 17 

Event | First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Gray 

p 

29’2” 

Frimpong 

p 

27’8” 

Corona 

N 

25’ 1 OPT 

Long Jump 

Thurman 

P 

16’2” 

Latina 

p 

wsvr 

Johansen 

N 

12’ 1 1 3 /*” 

High Jump 

Dwyer || P 

5*2” 

Tognoni 

P 

4’ 10” 

Lawson 

N 

4’ 6” 

Pole Vault 

Rotenberg 

Adell 

P 

P 

6’6” 

6’6” 




Etheridge 

P 

6’0” 

50 yd dash 

Latina 

p 

6.5 

DeYoung 

P 

6.8 

Williams 

N 

7.0 

50 yd 
hurdles 

Schnure 

P 

7.9 

Tognoni 

p 

8.2 

Maguire 

N 

8.7 

300 yd 

Latina 

P 

40.4 

Dwyer 

P 

40.7 

Schnure 

P 

42.9 

600 yd 

Walsh 

N 

1:39.9 

Howe 

P 

1:40.7 

Barenthaker 

N 

1:44.0 

1000 yd 

Robie 

P 

2:59.1 

Howe 

P 

3:14.9 

Johnson 

N 

3:25.6 

Mile 

Robie 

P 

5:37.4 

Bucala 

P 

5:53.8 

Svendsen 

N 

5:57.0 

2 Mile 

Maffione 

P 

13:08.4 

Turke 

N 

14:31.8 

Chleapas 

N 

15:08.2 

4 x 400 yd 
Relay 


P 

4:39.9 


N 

4:53.3 




Phillips | SCORE: 

Academy 

78 

II 






North 

Andover 

SCORE: 

17 

II 











































































DATE OF CONTEST! s3civuxoLv-e^ ^4- , 2.QQT 

OPPONENT: Andover School 

WHERE PLAYED Andover 

RESULTS: 





Andover vs. Andover High 

Boys Varsity 

January 24, 2004 

PA 44 - AH 51 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Lanfranco 

P 

48’3” 

Gustin 

A 

44 ’14” 

McKenzie 

A 

42’6” 

Long 

Jump 

Wusu 

P 

20’9” 

Shannon 

P 

19’ 1114” 

Sheldon 

P 

19’ 1014” 

High 

Jump 

Radlinski 

A 

5’6” 

O’Brien 

A 

5’6” 

Hill 

A 

5’2” 

Pole 

Vault 

Coit 

Noyola 

P 

P 

*— * i—* 

o o 

o o 




Khandelwal 

P 

7’6” 

50 yd 

dash 

Donahue 

A 

5.9 

Sheldon 

P 

5.9 

McManus 

P 

6.0 

50 yd 

hurdles 

Errico 

A 

6.8 

Cuomo 

A 

7.2 

Cole 

A 

7.3 

300 yd 

Sheldon 

P 

35.3 

Koffman 

A 

35.8 

Mackin 

A 

36.8 

600 yd 

Kapor 

P 

1:20.2 

Malloy 

A 

1:22.3 

Rayner 

A 

1:23.3 

1000 yd 

Kapor 

P 

2:29.4 

Freker 

p 

2:32.3 

Sawye 

A 

2:32.4 

Mile 

Durkin 

A 

4:43.6 

Freker 

p 

4:46.8 

Hillman 

P 

4:48.3 

2 Mile 

Durkin 

A 

10:11.6 

Feigenbaum 

A 

10:51.9 

Hamilton 

P 

10:55.2 

4 x 400 

yd Relay 


A 

3:48.0 


P 

3:50.3 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

44 








Andover 

High 

SCORE: 

51 











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Andover vs. Andover High School 






Girls Varsity 







January 24, 2004 







PA 51 - AHS 44 




Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Thompson 

l A 

33’9” 

Gray 

P 

28’1” 

Lau 

A 

27’8” 

Long Jump 

Keefe 

A 

1 6 ’314” 

Thurman 

P 

16’ 14” 

Carlson 

A 

15’5 3 A” 

High Jump 

Dwyer 

P 

5’0” 

Tognoni 

P 

4’ 10” 

Parry 

A 

4’ 10” 

Pole Vault 
Exhibition 

Etheridge 

P 

6’ 6” 

Adell 

P 

6’6” 

Chauan 

A 

6’0” 







Papantonio 

P 

6’0” 








Rotenberg 

P 

6’0” 

50 yd dash 

Latina 

P 

6.4 

Dlesk 

A 

6.5 

Hagoplan 

A 

6.8 

50 yd hurdles 

Keefe 

A 

7.7 

Pierce 

A 

7.7 

Schnure 

P 

7.9 

300 yd 

Latina 

P 

40.17 

Dwyer 

P 

40.8 

DeYoung 

P 

42.6 

600 yd 

Lox 

A 

1:35.19 

Korea 

A 

1:36.37 

Howe 

P 

1:43.26 

1000 yd 

Robie 

P 

2:55.4 

Howe 

P 

3:01.3 

Willey 

A 

3:03.8 

Mile 

Robie 

P 

5:37.8 

Hamer 

A 

5:47.3 

Willey 

A 

5:53.6 

2 Mile 

Dingier 

A 

12:46.4 

Maffione 

P 

12:53.7 

Pirro 

A 

13:01 

4 x 400 yd 

Relay 


P 

4:22.4 


A 

4:27.1 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

51 








Andover High 
School 

SCORE: 

44 











Andover vs. Lawrence High School 

Boys Varsity 
January 28, 2004 


PA 62 - LHS 33 


Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Lanfranco 

P 

48’5” 

Diaz 

L 

39’8” 

Reynozo 

L 

39’ 1” 

Long Jump 

Wusu 

P 

21’0.5” 

Gonzalez 

L 

21’0” 

Sheldon 

P 

20’5.25” 

High Jump 

Wusu 

p 

5’4” 

Guzman 

L 

5’ 2” 

Knuth 

P 

5’2” 

Pole Vault 

Noyola 

p 

iro” 

Coit 

P 

iro” 

Bloom 

P 

7’6” 

50 yd dash 

Sheldon 

p 

5.6 

Raefael 

L 

5.6 

McManus 

P 

5.8 

50 yd 

hurdles 

Sem 

L 

6.9 

Perez 

L 

7.4 

Johnson 

P 

7.5 

300 yd 

Sheldon 

P 

35.09 

Cuesta 

L 

35.51 

Feghali 

P 

36.91 

600 yd 

Torres 

L 

1:23.5 

Elliott 

L 

1:24.43 

Herlich 

P 

1:24.7 

1000 yd 

Donais 

p 

2:34.1 

Serna 

p 

2:40.7 

Collins 

L 

2:42.3 

Mile 

Donais 

P 

4:45.6 

Serna 

p 

5:04.3 

Howe 

P 

5:22.8 

2 Mile 

Hamilton 

P 

10:45.1 

Feigenbaum 

P 

10:47.9 

Howe 

P 

11:40.5 

4 x 400 yd 

Relay 


P 

3:49.9 


L 

3:55.5 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

62 








Andover 

High 

SCORE: 

33 












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Andover vs. Lawrence High School 

Girls Varsity 

January 28, 2004 

PA 72 - LHS 21 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Maldanada 

L 

3 1 ’2” 

Gray 

P 

27’9” 

Frimpong 

P 

26’8” 

Long Jump 

Thurman 

P 

1 5 ’6.5” 

Latina 

P 

14’6” 

Bias 

P 

13 ’9.25” 

High Jump 

Tognoni 

P 

4’ 6” 

Munoz 

L 

4’0” 

Gonzalez 

L 

4’0” 

Pole Vault 
Exhibition 

Adell 

P 

7*0” 

Rotenberg 

Etheridge 

P 

P 

6’6” 

6’6” 




50 yd dash 

Latina 

P 

6.6 

Thurman 

P 

6.7 

DeYoung 

P 

7.0 

50 yd 
hurdles 

Schnure 

P 

7.8 

Tognoni 

P 

8.4 

Simoroc 

L 

8.6 

300 yd 

DeYoung 

P 

43.48 

Munoz 

L 

43.57 

Harris 

P 

43.59 

600 yd 

Robie 

P 

1:36.1 

Howe 

P 

1:45.4 

Hernandez 

L 

2:08.9 

1000 yd 

Robie 

P 

3:00.5 

Howe 

P 

3:15.2 

Coites 

L 

4:08.2 

Mile 

Maffione 

p 

6:14.5 

Duvenge 

L 

7:14.5 




2 Mile 

Maffione 

P 

13:30.3 

Jaminez 

L 

15:37.2 




4 x 400 yd 
Relay 


P 

4:19 


L 

5:04 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

72 








Andover 

High School 

SCORE: 

21 



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DATE OF CONTEST: Febma^ 4, 2004 
OPPONENT: MoHoleheacI ScJhooi 

WHERE PLAYED Andovex 

RESULTS: 

















Andover vs. Marblehead High School 

Boys Varsity 

February 4, 2004 

PA 58 - MHS 37 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Lanfranco 

p 

49’6” 

Wusu 

P 

40’0” 

Velez 

P 

38’ 1” 

Long Jump 

Wusu 

P 

21 ’2.5” 

Sheldon 

P 

20’2.75” 

Shannon 

P 

19’9.25” 

High Jump 

Reagan 

M 

5 ’8” 

LeClerc 

M 

5 ’6” 

Bollen 

M 

5’6” 

Pole Vault 










50 yd dash 

Daye 

M 

5.7 

Sheldon 

P 

5.8 

McManus 

P 

5.9 

50 yd 

hurdles 

Regan 

M 

7.0 

Bollen 

M 

7.1 

Johnson 

P 

7.2 

300 yd 

Sheldon 

P 

36.0 

McManus 

P 

36.8 

Chandler 

M 

38.1 

600 yd 

DeGraft-Hanson 

P 

1:24.7 

O’Brien, 

B. 

M 

1:26.2 

O’Brien, C. 

M 

1:27.1 

1000 yd 

Denhard 

M 

2:34.9 

Sema 

P 

2:37.6 

Evanter 

M 

2:44.2 

Mile 

Hillman 

p 

4:49.5 

LeClerc 

M 

4:55.5 

Feigenbaum 

P 

4.56.0 

2 Mile 

Donais 

P 

10:14.2 

Kapor 

p 

10:38.5 

Katz 

M 

11:11.4 

4 x 400 yd 

Relay 


P 

3:52.8 


M 

4:00.6 


P 

4:10.2 

Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

58 








Marblehead 

High 

SCORE: 

37 










DATE OF CONTEST: Uebrua^ \ [, 2Q0j- 
OPPONENT: Phillips Exeter Academy 
WHERE PLAYED Movqjc 


RESULTS: 








Andover vs. Exeter 

Boys 9 th and 10 th grade 

February 11, 2004 

PA 60.5 - PEA 41.5 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

London 

E 

43’2” 

O’ Hem 

P 

41’1” 

Saxena 

P 

32’ 10” 

Long 

Kim 

P 

1 8’ 1 1.5” 

Lee 

E 

17’6.5” 

Migneault 

E 

16’7.5” 

Jump 










High 

Platt 

P 

4’ 10” 

Silk 

P 

4’ 6” 




Jump 

Lee 

E 

4’ 10” 

Migneault 

E 





Pole 

Khandelwal 

P 

s° 

00 

Charles 

P 

7’0” 

McCarthy 

P 

6’0” 

Vault 










50 yd 

Hsu 

P 

6.1 

Johnson 

P 

6.2 

Lee 

E 

6.3 

dash 










50 yd 

Rose 

E 

8.0 

Kim 

P 

8.5 

Taylor 

E 

8.6 

hurdles 










300 yd 

Hsu 

P 

37.5 

Kim 

P 

37.8 

Rose 

E 

37.9 

600 yd 

Hallett 

E 

1:26.1 

Calabrese 

P 

1:36.0 




1000 yd 

Dale 

E 

2:42.2 

Campbell 

P 

2:50.3 

Wilson 

E 

2:53.0 

Mile 

Hallett 

E 

4:50 

Hamilton 

P 

4:59.8 

Wilson 

E 

5:13.4 

2 Mile 

Hamilton 

P 

10:36.8 

Godfrey 

E 

10:44.5 




4 x 400 


P 

4:05.4 


E 

4:09.5 




yd Relay 










Phillips 

SCORE: 

60.5 








Academy 










Exeter 

SCORE: 

41.5 








Academy 

















Andover vs. Exeter 

Girls 9 th and 10 th Grade 

February 11, 2004 

PA 46 - PEA 33 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Mortara || P 

23’7” 







Long Jump 

Chen |P 

13 ’4” 

Brockman 

E 

13*1.25” 

Forde 

E 

12*3” 

High Jump 

Harris 

P 

4*2” 

Hitchcock 

E 

3’ 10” 




50 yd dash 

Brockman 

E 

6.9 

Kennedy 

p 

7.2 

Vincent 

E 

7.3 

50 yd hurdles 

Thurman 

P 

8.6 

Vincent 

E 

9.2 

Schoenherr 

P 

9.3 

300 yd 

Harris 

P 

43.7 

Vincent 

E 

47.1 

Skulman 

E 

48.5 

600 yd 

Howe 

P 

1:42.1 

Crowley 

E 

1:46.3 




1000 yd 

Hemandes 

E 

2:59.5 

Howe 

p 

3:12.2 

Blackwell 

A 

3:26.9 

Mile 

Hemandes 

E 

5:40 

Blackwell 

P 

6:18.2 




4 x 400 yd 
Relay 


p 

4:48.2 


E 

5:03 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

46 








Exeter 

Academy 

SCORE: 

33 

























DATE OF CONTEST: F^b m.cu^ 25. 2004- 
OPPONENT: Phillips Ex^tev 

WHERE PLAYED And ever 

RESULTS: 




Andover vs. Exeter 

Boys Junior Varsity 

February 25, 2004 

PA 65 - PEA 39 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Williams 

P 

38’5” 

Gorodetsky 

E 

37’ 1” 

Arogondade 

E 

36’3” 

Long 

Jump 

Lynch 

P 

18*7.75” 

Kim 

P 

18’2” 

Platon 

E 

17*7.5” 

High 

Jump 

Rose 

E 

5’ 2” 

Platt 

A 

5’0” 

Lee 

E 

4’ 10” 

Pole 

Vault 

Lee 

E 

8’6” 

Khandelwal 

P 

8’0” 

Charles 

P 

7*0” 

50 yd 
dash 

Hsu 

P 

6.1 

Dent 

P 

6.2 

McDougall 

P 

6.3 

50 yd 
hurdles 

Rose 

E 

7.8 

Kim 

P 

8.2 

Capulsky 

E 

8.7 

300 yd 

Hsu 

P 

37.25 

Rose 

E 

37.47 

Kim 

P 

37.88 

600 yd 

Calabrese 

P 

1:33.2 

Mahr 

E 

1:36.8 

Landy 

P 

2:04.6 

1000 yd 

Dale 

E 

2:47.5 

Campbell 

P 

2:49.8 

Watari 

P 

2:50.5 

Mile 

Hamilton 

P 

4:55.2 

Dale 

E 

5:10.8 

Howe 

P 

5.12.9 

2 Mile 

Hamilton 

P 

10:52.8 

Wilson 

E 

11:24.0 

Howe 

P 

11:54.2 

4 x 400 
yd Relay 


P 

4:01.5 


E 

4:10.5 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

65 








Exeter 

Academy 

SCORE: 

39 






















































Andover vs. Exeter 

Boys Varsity 

February 25, 2004 

PA 62 - PEA 52 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Lanfranco 

P 

53’ 

Arsenault 

E 

48’4” 

Loudon 

E 

40’ 10” 

Long 

Jump 

Wusu 

P 

21 ’9. 5” 

Powell 

E 

21’3.25” 

Gadson 

E 

20’ 10.75” 

High 

Jump 

Gadson 

E 

5’ 10” 

Wusu 

P 

5’8” 

Machi 

E 

5’4” 

Pole Vault 

Noyola 

P 

11 ’6” 

Coit 

P 

10’0” 

Pansak 

E 

9’0” 

50 yd 
dash 

Sheldon 

P 

5.7 

McManus 

P 

5.8 

Bansak 

E 

5.8 

50 yd 
hurdles 

Campbell 

E 

7.1 

Johnson 

P 

7.3 

Gadson 

E 

7.5 

300 yd 

Sheldon 

P 

35.29 

Pausak 

E 

35.81 

Powell 

E 

36.37 

600 yd 

Kapor 

P 

1:20.2 

Emberley 

E 

1:22.6 

Herlich 

P 

1:24.4 

1000 yd 

Norton 

E 

2:26.1 

Kapor 

P 

2:26.2 

Halett 

E 

2:29.5 

Mile 

Norton 

E 

4:43.7 

Freker 

P 

4:46.8 

Re inhold 

E 

4.47.3 

2 Mile 

Donais 

P 

10:30.7 

Feigenbaum 

P 

10:54.2 

Godfrey 

E 

11:01.6 

4 x 400 
yd Relay 


P 

3:47.1 


E 

3:55.6 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

62 








Exeter 

Academy 

SCORE: 

42 













9*9X3 .XV 19VOt >n 






















Andover vs. Exeter 

Girls Varsity 

February 25, 2004 

PA 67.5 - PEA 36.5 

Event 

First Place 

Second Place 

Third Place 

Shot Put 

Gorman 

E 

33’7” 

Hathaway 

E 

28’7” 

Gray 

P 

27’4” 

Long Jump 

Thurman 

P 

16’2.5” 

Miller 

E 

15’5” 

Latina 

P 

15 ’2” 

High Jump 

Dwyer 

P 

5’0 

Tognoni 

P 

4’ 8” 

Vick 

E 

4’6” 

Pole Vault 

Adell 

P 

7’0” 

Etheridge 

P 

7’0” 

Rotenberg 

Iovanni 

P 

E 

6’6” 

6 ’6” 

50 yd dash 

Latina 

P 

6.3 

Dwyer 

P 

6.6 

DeYoung 

P 

6.6 

50 yd 
hurdles 

Schnure 

P 

7.8 

Tognoni 

P 

7.9 

Thurman 

P 

8.6 

300 yd 

Ng 

E 

39.81 

Latina 

P 

40.14 

DeYoung 

P 

41.43 

600 yd 

Ng 

E 

1:30.2 

Howe 

P 

1:42.4 

Crowley 

E 

1:49.0 

1000 yd 

Robie 

p 

2:55.5 

Hernandez 

E 

2:56.3 

Howe 

p 

3:09.3 

Mile 

Hernandez 

E 

5:31.1 

Robie 

P 

5:31.7 

Blackwell 

P 

6:06.7 

4 x 400 yd 
Relay 


P 

4:26.6 


E 

4:38.6 




Phillips 

Academy 

SCORE: 

67.5 








Exeter 

Academy 

SCORE: 

36.5 










10 


THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS JANUARY 9. 2004 


Andover Track Races to Indoor Season 

Boys Track Heads To Dartmouth 
Relays With Lofty Expectations 




Boys Track 


by Sean Hamilton 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

The Boys Track team earned 
their rest this past winter break. 

The team, carry- 
ing some fall 
sports strength 
into the track 
season, brought energy and 
enthusiasm onto the track in the 
first weeks of practice. 

On the Friday before finals 
week the team put their skills to 
the test in an inter-squad time 
trial. The afternoon’s events 
started with the mile. The dis- 
tance event, however, was to be 
without its former notable, Josh 
Wolfe ’04, an all-star cross- 
country runner who has opted to 
follow a personal training rou- 
tine outside of the boys track 
program. John Freker ’04, 
another distance standout, was 
fighting off a cold and unable to 
compete. 

Jon Hillman ’05 took the 
reins for the mile in the absence 
of his teammates, finishing in a 
solid early season time of 4:54. 
Seniors Dan Serna ’04 and J.J. 
Feigenbaum ’04 showed the 
depth of the team, backing up 
Hillman’s time with two 
admirable early season perform- 
ances. They are all fast times 
that can get faster. 

Said Hillman, “The times 
were good for this early in the 
season, and we’ll only get faster. 
Our competitors will have trou- 
ble keeping up with the Big 
Blue when it comes to the dis- 
tance events.” 


The success radiating from 
the distance corner was mir- 
rored by other athletes, showing 
that this team is in good position 
to have a successful competitive 
season. 

Coach Corbin Lang and 
Captain Dave Sheldon ’04 were 
very pleased with the results of 
this early season mark of overall 
strength. 

The time trials, other than 
being an early measure of train- 
ing and technique, become the 
primary tool for the selection of 
the team that will be sent to the 
Dartmouth Relay’s invitational 
meet. This prestigious meet, 
boasting high school and col- 
lege track teams from around 
the northeast, takes place 
Saturday. 

“This year we are taking a 
group of athletes who have 
demonstrated they are ready and 
willing to take on the challenges 
of such a prestigious invitation- 
al,” said Coach Lang, “It is a big 
meet and a good experience for 
those mature enough to handle 
the pressure and chaos." 

With the team’s six milers 
leaving at 5 a.m. on the morning 
of the competition and the 
remainder of the team following 
at 7, the team will have ample 
time to psych up for the races. 

Captain Sheldon passed on 
his experience to other new ath- 
letes about the intimidating 
early season meet, saying, "It is 
just a great chance to remember 
what racing feels like after the 
long break. The nervousness 
that everyone experiences can 


be easily expelled in this early 
season warm up meet.” 

This advice should be taken 
to heart by many as several of 
the experienced athletes from 
last years Dartmouth Relays 
team have graduated, most 
notably, last year’s captain Peter 
Chiu ’03. Coach Lang gave 
Chiu deserved praise saying, 
“[he] was not only a great ath- 
lete, but also great leader and 
role model.” 

Sheldon will be looking to 
captain as successful a team as 
Chiu did last year. One of 
Sheldon’s main goals is to “help 
the new-comers to track achieve 
personal goals for the better- 
ment of the team as a whole.” 

Fellow sprinter Greg Hsu 
'06 shared his thoughts on the 
new athletes on the team, say- 
ing, “Many of our athletes show 
much promise, although never 
having run on the track team 
before, and while needing 
adjustment to the different kind 
of training and competition, the 
natural ability present in the 
team will guarantee us a com- 
petitive edge.” 

This competitive edge will 
hopefully grow with refined 
technique and added training. 

As the team looks forward to 
Dartmouth, the first competitive 
test of the team’s leaders, the 
coaches will be looking for 
opportunities for improvement 
to be addressed in the weeks of 
training to come, working to 
create a team of great talent and 
ability for the upcoming dual- 
meet season. 



J. Bovaird/ The Phillipian 

Post Graduate Lexi Dwyer ’04 clears the high jump bar with ease at practice this week. The 
Lady Blue Tracksters travel to the Dartmouth Relays tomorrow in Hanover, NH. 

Captain Latina, PA Girls Track 
Hope to Improve on Time Trials 


by Andrea Coravos 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

Despite the loss of many tal- 
ented graduates, the Andover 
Girls Varsity 

Winter Track 

expects to com- 
pete with the best 
of the best this season. The loss 
of many key runners, especially 
Captain Katie Dlesk ’03, lin- 




Girls Track 



gered on their minds, but with 
inspiration from this year’s 
Captain, Jackie Latina ’04, and 
some exceptional times and dis- 
tances at time trials, the Lady 
Blue Tracksters are regaining 
confidence. 

Before break, after fewer 
than two weeks of practice, the 
team ran time trials see where 
they stood in terms of future 
meets. Time trials allow new 
members to find their niches on 
the team, and they allow return- 
ing athletes to judge their fitness 
and get a benchmark time for 
the season. 

Latina has high hopes for 
this season’s track team, which 
is filled with "very talented peo- 
ple.” She added, "At first I 
thought that it would just be a 
rebuilding year. We lost a lot of 
people, Erin [O’Hern ’03], 
Katie [Dlesk ’03], Courtney 
[McBride ’03], and Anne 
[Riordan ’03]. However we 
don’t have many meets, so I 
think we will have a lot of time 
to improve and work harder.” 

High jumper Cassie Tognoni 
’05 said, “The loss of Katie is 
definitely hard on the team, and 
Jackie has been filling those 
shoes really well. I'm not that 
worried anymore. The time tri- 
als gave me a bit more confi- 
dence... a lot more confidence.” 

Hoppy Maffione ’04, Lissy 
Robie ’04, Celia Alexander ’04, 
Courtney Blackwell ’06 from 
the Andover Cross Country 
team are running track this year. 
Maffione, Blackwell, and 
Alexander all placed exception- 
ally well at Interschols, where 
the Andover Cross Country 
team came home with Second 
place. Robie. who missed the 
end of the XC season with an 
injury, may be the squad’s 
fastest. 

“I'm really looking forward 


to this season,” 600 yd specialist 
Becca Howe ’06 said. “We’ve 
got a lot of talent on the team, 
ranging from juniors to seniors. 
As the season goes on, everyone 
is just going to get better. Our 
team is shorthanded, but we are 
experienced veterans and strong 
runners.” 

Junior Class hurdle record 
holder, Marty Schnure ’06, said, 
“We graduated a huge chunk of 
talent last year, but by the looks 
of it, there are lots of under- 
classmen stepping up to fill 
those empty spaces.” 

Schnure, veteran Cassie 
Tognoni ’05, and newcomer 
Karen Schoenherr ’07 were the 
only girls to hurdle at time tri- 
als. They flew across the finish 
line with speedy times all under 
10 seconds in the 50 yard race. 
The veterans, Schnure and 
Tognoni, tied. Both girls are 
exceptional hurdlers, and this 
season will surely bring exciting 
competition between the two. 

With the loss of so much 
speed from the sprinting ranks, 
Captain Latina will need help in 
filling the flats of • Dlesk, 
McBride and Riordan. Lexi 
Dwyer ’04 will certainly lend a 
hand not only in the sprints but 
in the high jump, as well. 
Schnure said, “She has jumped 
5’5” in high jump, which is the 
New England record, and she is 
doing the 4x4 too.” 

Tognoni added, “Lexi is 
going to be a force for us this 
term in the sprints and high 
jump. We lost a lot of sprinters 
last year, and she will make up 
that void in the team.” 

With sturdy results from 
time trials and team confidence, 
the Big Blue Ladies look for- 
ward to start their official sea- 
son with a solid performance at 
the Dartmouth Relays on 
Saturday. 








Inside The Phillipian 



J. Bovaird/77ie Phillipian 

Eddie Velez ’04 throws the shot put during a meet against North Andover. 


NMH to Close Northfield Half 

Northfield Mount Hermon plans to 
accept fewer students and consolidate 
its property, allowing students more 
individual attention, p. A8 

Fitness Center Controversy 

Students protest the Athletic 
Department’s to restrict Fitness Center 
access for students not involved in the 
basics program, p. B6 


Student Gallery Opens in GW 

Student works, featuring architectur- 
al projects and sculpture as well as 2-D 
art, is now exhibited in G.W. p. B7 


■■ritTiim 


News Al, A6-8 

Commentary A2-3 

Features £4-5 

Arts A4-5 

Sports £1-3, B6 




B2 THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS JANUARY 23, 2004 

Track Destroys North Andover 



J. Bovaird/ The Phillipian 


Thrower Anwell Lanfranco ’04 heaves the shot put. Lanfranco’s skill and strength in the event should be a great asset to the 
Boys in Blue as they quest for yet another undefeated season this winter. 

Andover Track Takes Down North Andover, 


With Big Races From Kapor, Donais, Latina 


by Sean Hamilton 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



Lynnfield chickened out, but 
after what the Big Blue Track 
teams did to 
North Andover, 
perhaps they 
made the right 

call. 

Andover responded well in 
their opening test of dual meet 
competition. With it becoming 
apparent early on that Lynnfield 
would not be making the trip to 
the Case Memorial Cage, 
Andover sized up their near 
town opponents. North Andover 
High. 

The Scarlet Knights were 
the first of what should be many 
teams to fall victim to the Big 
Blue Tracksters. 


It was an afternoon of great 



success for Andover’s athletes, 
with the girls team taking first 
place in 1 1 of the twelve events, 
and the boys following up with 
9 first places of their own. 

Andover set the tone for the 
meet early, as both Colleen 
Thurman '07 and Tolu Wusu ’04 
won the girls and boys long 
jumps with distances of 16’2 
and 21’23/4. Captain David 
Sheldon ’04 followed Wusu 
with a third of his own. 

In the mile, Lissy Robie '04 
continued Andover’s winning 
ways, dominating the field with 
a time of 5:37. 

On the boys side, XC stars 
Chris Donais ’05, John Hillman 
’05, and John Freker ’04 
showed Andover’s dominance 
in the distance discipline sweep- 
ing the event, crossing the line 
less than a second apart, all at 
4:48. 

The sprinters showed what 
the training had been for, when 
O'Shea Galan '04 took second 
in the 300 dash. It looked like 
Galan had the race won with 
two turns remaining, but North 
Andover’s sprinter unleashed a 
powerful kick. The final effort 
proved to be just enough to edge 
out Andover’s finest, as he 
gained the inside lane of the cor- 
ner and eventually the race win. 

Sheldon, returning from ill- 
ness late in the week, showed 
just a taste of what he can do 
when he is healthy, missing the 
blue ribbon at the line by a hun- 
dredth of a second in the 50 yard 


dash. 

The girls, led by Captain 
Jackie Latina ’04, continued the 
destruction of the opposition. 
Latina, Lexi Dwyer ’04, and 
Marty Schnure ‘07 swept the 
300 dash for the Lady Blue. 

Latina brought her success 
into the 50-yard dash, winning it 
with Sonia DeYoung on her 
heels, taking second for 
Andover. 

Schnure hurdled her way to 
victory in the 50 hurdles, clock- 
ing an impressive 7.9 seconds. 

Veteran shot putter, Anwel 
Lanfranco ’04, powered 
Andover in the thrower’s corner, 
beating his opponent by eight 
feet, throwing ever closer to the 
50 foot mark. 

In the high jump, 5’ 10” was 
all Galan needed to secure 
another first for the big blue. 

Dwyer and Cassie Tognogni 
‘05 followed Galan, taking the 
first two places, launching 
themselves over the bar at 5’0” 
and 4' 10" respectively. 

Adam Kapor ’04 led the Big 
Blue sweep of both the 1000 
yards and the 600 yards. In the 
thousand. Kapor, Hillman, and 
Freker all finished just three 
seconds apart at 2:31, 2:32 and 
2:34 respectively. 

Again in the 600. Kapor 
showed his strength, winning 
his second event of the day, 
crossing at 1:21. This time Chris 
Herlich ‘05 and Dan Serna ’04 
chased him and completed the 
sweep. 


Robie and Becca Howe '06 
secured the first two spots in the 
thousand yards run for the girls, 
pacing themselves to 2:59 and 
3:14 respectively. 

Hoppy Maffione '04 led 
from the start in the grueling 
two-mile event. Never looking 
back to her competitors she 
blazed ahead, cruising to victory 
by over a minute, the final time 
being 13:08. 

Mile winner Donais returned 
to the track in the two-mile later 
on in the afternoon. Donais, 
seemingly unfazed by his tiring 
mile win, led from the gun. It 
was a welcome end to a hard 
day for the long distance work- 
horse, as he added 10 points to 
Andover’s towering score, tak- 
ing the event. 

By the end of the 4x440 
relay, which both boys and girls 
won for Andover, the scores 
were all in Andover’s favor. 

The girls, led by Robie and 
Latina, were able to score 78 
points to North Andover’s 17. 
The Boys in Blue hosted a 
slightly closer meet, led by 
Donais and Kapor, stacking up 
66 points to the competition's 
29. 

The first competitive dual 
meet of the season fell 
Andover’s way, not a surprise to 
a team that has been enjoying a 
winning streak for several years. 
Tomorrow, the Big Blue will 
fight for town bragging rights, 
as Andover High enters the cage 
for a day of racing. 






Track 


Andover Track Shows Off 
Early Speed at GBTC Race 

by Andrea Coravos 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Harvard University lent its 
state-of-the-art indoor track to 
the Andover 
Boys and Girls 
track teams last 
Sunday in the 
Greater Boston Track Club 
Invitational, as Andover athletes 
butted heads with their college 
counterparts. Among the schools 
represented were Wheaton 

College, Long Island University, 
U Mass Lowell, Stonehill 

College, Bentley College, Essex 
County College, AirTime 

Athletic and other track club 

teams . 

Sprinter Coach David 
Callum '94, who competed in 
the meet himself, said prior to 
the day’s competition, “This 
meet will be practically all col- 
leges with a number of elite 
Olympic athletes and a few tal- 
ented high school individuals. 
Phillips Academy will certainly 
have the largest high school con- 
tingent. Last year our meet per- 
formances culminated in a girls 
4x220 relay, which we won, 
beating out all the college teams. 
This year we look to repeat 
much of the same success with a 
strong team." 

Running at Harvard “also 
provides a great facility and a 
200m banked track which 
allows for spikes,” Callum con- 
tinued. “This kind of track pro- 
vides for a lot of potentially 
good results, and it will be fan- 
tastic to return to Harvard at the 
end of the season, just prior to 
Andover-Exeter with a larger 
squad all in shape and ready to 
compete in the USATF New 
Englands.” 

Greg Hsu ’06, who ran a 200 
meter personal best in 25.39 sec- 
onds, said, “As it was a new 
experience for most of the 
Andover runners, some of the 
times suffered from the strange 
environment and stress, while 
others thrived on it.” 

O’Shea Galan '04, with an 
excellent heat in the 200 meters, 
was among one of the best per- 
forming boys sprinters. Galan 
placed 29th out of 43 in the 60 
Meter Dash, with a blazing time 
of 7.47 seconds. He also placed 
32nd out of 50 in the 200 Meter 
Dash, with a time of 24.28 sec- 
onds. 

John Freker ’04, Jon 
Hillman ’05, and Dan Serna ’04, 
all clocked in sub-five minutes 
miles 4:41, 4:53, 4:56, respec- 
tively. Freker won his heat, tak- 
ing the lead from the start and 
never looking back. 

One of the men's star per- 
formances on Sunday was Adam 


Kapor’s 800 Meter Run. He 
placed 13th out of 33 with a time 
of 2:05.26. 

In the 3000, Chris Donais 
'05 clocked in with 9:40.65 and 
Sean Hamilton ’06 with 
10:19.95. 

Kojo Degraft-Hanson ’05 
ran the 200 meters in a remark- 
able 24.71 seconds, and he 
placed 37th out of 50. 

Lissy Robie ’04 ran a stun- 
ning one mile race. She placed 
seventh with an impressive time 
of 5:36.24. 

Marty Schnure '06 had an 
exceptional 60 meter hurdling 
race. She made it to the finals 
and placed 6th with a time of 
9.93 seconds. 

Jackie Latina '04 reached 
the semi-finals of the 60 meter 
dash with a time of 8.40 sec- 
onds. She also had a spectacular 
200-meter dash in a fast time of 
27.42 seconds. She placed 21st 
out of 48 participants. 

Sonia DeYoung ’05 and 
Leila Adell '05 also ran well in 
the 200, and beat some college 
athletes with times of 29.39 and 
31 .89 seconds respectively. 

Robie said, “I think first- 
meet .jitters were definitely 
there, but everyone did really 
well despite some intimidating 
opponents. Particularly fine per- 
formances came from the 4x220 
team. ..Latina, Schnure, PG 
Lexie Dwyer ’04, and Cassie 
Tognoni ’05, in their relay and 
individual events. 

She continued, “The Phillips 
team placed sixth in the 
Women’s 4 x 220 Yard Relay. 
Stonehill College beat the 
Phillips team by only .41 of a 
second! PA clocked in at 
1:53.41." 

Hoppy Maffione ’04 had a 
strong showing in the 3000 and 
newcomer Nicole Bucala ’06 
ran a gutsy mile, the first of her 
career. 

Becca Howe ’06 finished 
strong in the 800 and showed 
her potential for the season 
ahead. 

Robie said, “Although 
Andover Track competed 
against Dill College teams, it 
fared well and ran some of their 
runners off the track. 
Considering that they’re much 
older, that's something to be 
really proud of. As far as the 
potential Olympians, we kind of 
just watched them from the 
bleachers in awe. ..They defi- 
nitely gave us some inspiration.” 

“I think this season looks 
great,” Robie continued, “These 
early, strong performances mean 
plenty more to come as we get 
stronger and faster.” 




Track 

















Phillips Academy. Andover. Massachusetts 


Girls 4x440 Sets Record 



Boys Trackster Demolish 
Lawrence High Lancers 


J. Bovaird/ The Phillipian 

The PA Girls relay team, after falling a few second short of the mark on Saturday, shattered 
the record Wednesday. Anchor and Captain Jackie Latina '04 (top) is held up by' teammates 
Marty Schnure ’06, Cassie Tognoni '05 and Lexi Dwyer ’04. 

Girls Track Races By AHS, LHS 

i *--• AC J J — the 300. Latina, Dwyer and 

DeYoung dominated the 300 with 
times of 40.1, 40.8 and 42.6 sec- 
onds. Dwyer and Tognoni both 
jumped 5'0 and 4' 10" respectively 
in the high jump. The athletes con- 
tinued to dominate the competi- 
tions in the 1000 yards run when 
Robie, with a time of 2:55.4, and 
Becca Howe '06, with a time of 
3:01.3, beat all of the AHS com- 
petitors. Said Tognoni, "The dis- 
tance girls really pulled through 
for the team." 

On Wednesday, Lawrence 
High was no competition for the 
Phillips Andover team. Andover 
beat Lawrence 72 to 2 1 , swept two 
events (50 yd dash and long jump), 
and placed first in all eleven events 
except shot put. 

Coach Callum used a different 
tactic for Wednesday's meet. The 
main focus was not to win the 
events, but to break the school 
4x400 record. The previous school 
record was set in 1995 by T. 
Thomas. K. O'Connor, R. Mack. 
L. Pace with a time of 4 minutes 
19.59 seconds. Dwyer, who 
jumped 5'2 in the high jump this 
year and qualified for nationals, 
did not jump or run the 300 in 
preparation for the relay. Schnure 
also did not ran the 300, but she 
did tie her personal record of 7.8 
seconds in the 50 yard hurdles. 

Everyone agreed that the high- 
light of the week was the record. 
Says Schnure, “I knew we could 
do it from the moment the gun 
fired and Lexi took off. The chem- 
istry between the four of us is 
incredible." 


After a comeback win last 
Saturday against Andover High, 
the Andover Girls Varsity Track 
team came back last Wednesday to 
crash Lawrence High and to end 
the meet with a new 4 x400 relay 
school record. 

The record-breaking relay per- 
formance of Lexi Dywer '04, 
Jackie Latina '04 Marty Schnure 
'06, and Cassie Tognoni '05 was 
the perfect ending to Wednesday's 
meet. Said 3rd leg runner 
Schnure. “Throughout the meet, 
we knew we were pretty far 
behind. When Lexi, Jackie, Cassie 
and I found out that we could win 
the meet with the relay, our 
strength turned on. The feeling that 
the rest of the team was counting 
on us combined with the cheers 
from the inficlders made it impos- 
sible for us to lose that race." 

Nine years after the event 
record was set. Dwyer, Schnure, 
Tognoni. and Latina beat 


Lawrence by 45 seconds and set i 
new school record in 4 minutes 
and 19 seconds. 

On Saturday, in a 51-44 come- 
back win against Andover High 
the Girls in Blue worked for their 
win through the last events. In the 
mile, Lissy Robie'04 beat her two 
Andover High competitors by over 
10 seconds. In the long jump, PA 
placed second with Thurman's 16 
1/2’ jump. Andover High came 
with a strong girls hurdling team, 
but Schnure still placed third 
breaking 8 seconds and finishing 
in 7.9. 

The 50-yard dash was 
extremely close, and first and sec- 
ond places where only separated 
by one tenth of a second. Captain 
Latina beat former Captain Katie 
Dlesk '03 's younger sister with a 
final time of 6.4 seconds. 

On Saturday, the teamed 
proved their determination and 
controlled the next four events. 
Phillips Academy athletes placed 
both second and third in the 
remaining events, and even swept 


The Andover Boys track team 
returned home from their disap- 
pointing loss to local rival, 
Andover high, only to wrack up a 
solid victory against the Lawrence 
High Lancers. 

Bragging rights were up in the 
air last Saturday, when the PA track 
team traveled to Andover High. 
With many Andover day students 
competing, this meet was a chance 
to show improvement since middle 
school. Looking at times before 
the meet, coaches knew that it 
would be closely fought match-up 
and that everyone would need to 
put in a good performance in order 
to come away with the win. 

The mile opened the day of 
competition. John Freker '04 lead 
from the start with Andover High's 
leading distance runner, Ryan 
Durkin, sitting comfortably 
behind. However, in the closing 
laps. Durkin put in a kick that 
Freker was unable to respond to, 
and Durkin won by three seconds. 
Freker and John Hillman '05 
secured the Second and third places 
for the Big Blue, with times of 
4:46 and 4:48. 

In the sprints and the High 
jump, O’shca Galan '04 would be 
a noticeable spectator, as his tests 
in Isham the day before made him 
ineligible to compete. With Galan 
not competing. Andover high 
swept the high jump, at a height 
several inches below Galan 's PR. 
To draw even the scores further 
apart. Andover high swept the 50- 
yard hurdles as well. The big blue 
redeemed itself in the long jump, 
sweeping the event, with Tolu 
Wusu ’04, jumping 20’9”, Pat 
Shannon ’05, jumping 19’ 11", and 
Captain David Sheldon '04, jump- 
ing 19’ 10". Sheldon was far from 
done for the day. He took second 
in the 50-yard dash, with a time of 
5.9 seconds, and was then later the 
lone blue sprinter to place in the 
300-yard dash, winning the event 
in 353 seconds. 

An well Lanfranco '04, the 
lone Andover scorer in the shot 
put , won by over 4 feet, hurling the 
shot 48’3”. 

Adam Kapor ’04 led the team 
in points, scoring ten points by 
winning both the 600-yard ran in 
1 :20 and the 1000-yard ran in 2:29. 
Chris Donais '05, challenged mile 
winner Durkin in the two mile ran. 
Taking the race out hard. Donais 
led with 3 laps remaining, howev- 


er his early race lead of 30 yards 
had dwindled to 5. Pushing hard 
through the finish line, Donais and 
Durkin were side by side on the 
final straight away. However, an 
Andover High runner being lapped 
occupied the first lane. To avoid 
being boxed in and loosing the 
race. Donais stepped inside the 
track to pass, an illegal action, dis- 
qualifying him from the final 
results. Phillips Academy was still 
able to place second and third, an 
act that truly demonstrated the 
depth of the team 

At the start of the 4x400 relay 
the meet was on the line, with the 
winning team taking home more 
than just a victory. However, it 
was Andover High that was victo- 
rious at the end of termination of 
the race, and the PA squad returned 
home empty handed. 

The Andover boys rebounded 
however after their gut-wrenching 
last minute defeat on Saturday, to 
beat Lawrence High school 62-33. 
With Galan still missing from 
competition on account of Isham 
tests, Andover sprinters were look- 
ing for several “step up" perform- 
ances from competitors. Sheldon 
ran away with the win in the 50 
dash, clocking a blazing time of 
5.6 seconds. Sheldon also won the 
300 dash with a time of 35.1 sec- 
onds. Then, in the long jump, it 
was Wusu, leaping a mammoth 
distance of 21' 0". with Sheldon 
taking third. Wusu also stepped it 
up in the high jump to take the win 
with a 5’4" jump. 

Donais, Dan Serna '04 and 
Wes Howe '05 swept the mile ran 
in that order with leader Donais 
clocking 4:45. The boys experi- 
enced similar success in the 2 mile. 
With Donais pulled from the race 
at the last minute, and no 
Lawrence runners competing, 
Andover swept the event with 
Hamilton, Feigenbaum. and 
Howe. In the 1000 yard ran 
Donais. a late scratch from the two 
mile, and Sema took first and sec- 
ond respectively, crossing in 2:34 
and 2:40. However, Lawrence 
took first and second in the 600 
yard ran, with Andover's Chris 
Hcrlich '05 taking third, just a split 
second behind. 

Andover’s relay team of 
Andrew Geraghty '05, Kojo 
Dcgraft-Hanson '05, Shannon, and 
Wusu, beat its opponents by over 5 
seconds, bringing an exciting meet 
to a close. 




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Distance runner Jon Hillman ’05 and Captain David Sheldon '04 both added points to the 
Andover score. Hillman won the mile and Sheldon took the 300 yard dash. 


Boys Track Pounds Marblehead, 
Powered by Capt. Sheldon, Wusu 


by Sean Hamilton 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

58 

Marblehead 

37 


In most sports, defense wins 
championships. In track, it is 
depth. Andover proved their 
depth this past week, as the team 
took home a convincing victory 
despite not a single athlete win- 
ning more than one event. 

The Big Blue's Boys track 
team fared very well against 
Marble Head High School in 
their mid-season dual meet, 
winning 58-37. 

With only the boys compet- 
ing, them meet proceeded 
I quickly. The shot put opened the 
scoring, with Andover’s Anwell 
Lanfranco ’04 taking first with a 
throw of 49’6”, Tolu Wusu '04 
threw 40’0” for second, and 



Eddie Velez ’04 heaved an 
impressive 38’ 1” for third. 

Andover had almost as much 
success in the mile. Jon Hillman 
’05 took the race and securely 
put away his competitor by the 
finish. He extended his lead to 6 
seconds, running, a solid 4:49. 
J.J. Feigenbaum ’04 brought 
home third place, in a personal 
record time of 4:56. 

Spencer Johnson ’06 
snatched third place in a very 
close finish to the 50-yard hur- 
dles. Johnson added the Lower 
class 50 yard hurdles record to 
his trophy case, putting it right 
next to the Junior class record 
he took home last year. Johnson 
ran 7.2 seconds, 2 tenths of a 
second faster than the previous 
record that had stood for a full 
decade. 

In a controversial finish to 
the 50-yard dash. Captain David 
Sheldon ’04 was beaten on the 
line and had to settle for second 
place behind a strong 
Marblehead sprinter. Brendan 
McManus ’05 took third place 
for the big blue. 

Sheldon returned in the long 
jump, taking second leaping 
20’2 3/4”, just behind teammate 
Wusu who won the event with a 
distance of 2 1 ’2 ”. Pat Shannon 
’05 rounded out the sweep for 
Andover, jumping 19’9 ”. 

Kojo DeGraft-Hanson ’05 
represented PA as the school’s 
only competitor in the 600 yard 
run. Hanson lead from the lane 
break and slowly lengthened his 
lead, until he crossed the line a 


full 2 seconds ahead of his near- 
est opponent, in a time of 1:24. 
Hanson’s race stands out as one 
of the best performances of the 
day. Hanson ran a race twice the 
length of his regular 300 yard 
dash, and was still able to per- 
form better than the competition 
and take home a blue ribbon. 

In the two mile, Chris 
Donais ’05, and regular 600 run- 
ner Adam Kapor '04 took first 
and second place respectively. 
Donais led from the start and 
cruised to victory in 10:14. Even 
though the two mile was a 
change of distance for Kapor, he 
still clocked a solid time of 
10:38. The depth of his training 
made it easy for him to adapt to 
the change in pace of the longest 
track event. 

Sheldon and McManus 
placed again in the 300-yard 
run. This time they secured first 
and second for the big Blue. 
Sheldon took the first heat by a 
healthy margin, while McManus 
earned his second place spot out 
of the second heat. Sheldon 
crossed the line in 36.03, 
McManus in 36.8 seconds. 

Dan Serna ’04 was the only 
Andover runner to place in the 
1000 yard run. He placed sec- 
ond, breaking up the near sweep 
for Marblehead, running a time 
of 2:37. 

In the concluding race of the 
meet, the 4x440 relay, Andover 
put forward a team of Andrew 
Geraghty ’05, Shannon, Greg 
Hsu ’06, and Wusu, and won the 
contest by almost a half lap. 









Volume CXXVII, Number 3 


Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 


Andover Track Flies by Exeter 


PA Track Takes on Top NE 
College Talent at Harvard 


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Underdog Blue Burns Big Red 


Thanks to a number of gutsy 
I performances, Andover track 

■ rocked archrival Exeter on 

■ Wednesday. The boys’ varsity 
I team, led by Captain David 

■ Sheldon ’04, won 62-42. and the 
I JV emerged victorious 65-39. 

■ —s Varsity, headed by Captain 
Latina ’04, took down 

' 0 36.5. 


After weeks of intense prepa- 
luuon, Andover began the meet 
with fierce team determination. As 
Emma Etheridge ’04 said, ’There 
was a period of a couple of weeks 
when we didn’t have any meets 
scheduled and die entire team 
worked dieir butts off conditioning 
and preparing for Exeter." Evan 
Platt’06 added, "We were looking 
forward to beating the Exeter track 
"■im into the ground and making 
example of them so that the rest 


of the Exeter teams know what 
expect!" 

The coaches knew the meet 
would be a tight one. "Heading 
into the meet," said Coach Callum, 
"we knew it was going to be a 
close, point for point battle of heart 
and will. We had home track 
advantage, but they had national- 
ly-ranked Harry Norton in the mile 
(9th in the country) and Jan Ng in 
the 800 (13th in the country). We 
knew [Exeter] would likely max 
diem both out in events during the 
meet. We went into the meet, plan- 
ning for each scenario, each event, 
each point, how to maximize our 


The boys and girls track teams 
invaded Harvard’s field house on 
Sunday and brought their speed 
with them. In a meet against most- 
ly collegiate athletes Andover’s 
fittest competitors fared very well. 

On the boy’s side, Chris 
Donais ’05, John Freker ’04 and 
Jon Hillman ’05 led the way in the 
mile early in the day. The runners 
were caught slightly off guard at 
the start, but they were all able to 
calm their nerves and run impres- 
sive times. Donais finished his race 
in 4:40, a new personal record; 
Hillman crossed the finish line 
with a dme of 4:44, and Freker, 
running in a fast heat, maintained 
focus throughout the race, finish- 
ing in 4:49. 

Captain David Sheldon ’04, 
the 60 Meter dash, placed 
overall in a talented field with 
of 7.36 seconds. Brendan 
’05 also competed in 
60 meter dash, running an 
time of 7.48 seconds, 
er than several college sprinl- 


Both Sheldon and McManus 
in the 200 Meter dash, 
icldon, seeded in the same heat 
Exeter’s finest sprinter, was 
the line by under 2 tenths 
second despite his impressive 
of 23.68 seconds. McManus 
ran well, finishing in 24.30 


Tolu Wusu ’04 produced a fab- 
ulous day of competition. 
Competing in both the long jump 
and the triple jump, Wusu brought 
everything he had at the collegiate 
competitors. Coach Callum 
praised Wosu’s spectacular per- 
formance, saying, “He’s a very tal- 
ented track athlete who can com- 
pete with the best of them. His 45ft 
11.75in jump ranks him 14th in the 
country among high school triple 
jumpers and qualifies for Nationals 
by almost a full one and a half feet. 
That’s the kind of athlete Tolu is, 
and he exemplifies the enthusiasm 
and spirit of our entire team.” 
Tolu's third place finish in the 
triple jump won him a medal in the 
competition, but he was not quite 
finished. Wusu took 7th overall in 
the long jump with a distance of 
21 ’3/4” a mere 2 inches behind 
Exeter’s best jumper. 

In the 800 meters. Josh Wolfe 


’04, racing unattached since he is 

not a part of the Andover indoor 
track program, and Adam Kapor 
'04 ran against a talented collegiate 
field. Wolfe ran superbly, crossing 
the finish line 5th overall with a 
time of 1 .53.59. With his perform- 
ance Wolfe improved his national 
rank to second among high school 
800 runners. Kapor also had a fine 
race, running a time of 2:02. 

Anwell Lanfranco '04 heaved 
the shot an impressive 49' 1/4”, a 
result that won him third place in 
the high school shot put. 

The day finally closed with 
The Distance Medley Relay, an 
event where a team puts forth one 
runner for four different distances: 
800 meters, 400 meters, 1200 
meters, and 1600 meters. The team 
of Kapor, Kojo Degraft-Hanson 
’05, Donais. and Wolfe finished in 
1 1 :08 after three of the athletes had 
competed earlier in the day. 

The girl’s team, led by Captain 
Jackie Latina '04 and distance 
standout Lissy Robie '04. shared 
similar success. Latina started of 
the afternoon flying in the 60- 
meter dash. Sprinting to an impres- 
sive time of 8.23 seconds, Latina 
claimed 7th place overall, a note- 
worthy accomplishment in a meet 
of such talented college competi- 
tors. Sonia DeYoung '05 also com- 
peted in the 60-meter dash for 
Andover, running 8.70 seconds 
and placing 15th overall. Both 
Latina and DeYoung returned for 
the 200-meter dash, where Captain 
Latina placed 14th overall with a 
time of 27.09 seconds and 
DeYoung sprinted for a time of 
28.98, finishing ahead of several 
collegiate athletes. 

Junior class long-jump record . 
holder Colleen Thurman ’07, the 
only Andover girl to compete in 
the long jump, leaped for a solid 
distance of 15’3”, placing her 8th 
overall in the event. 

Robie, who was recovering 
from illness earlier in the week, 
still took home an impressive time 
of 5:33 while competing against 
some of the fastest female milers in 
the country. 

As Coach Callum said after the 
meet, "On Sunday, almost every- 
one improved their marks for the 
season, if not their personal best. 
You can't ask for much more than 
that." 





Boys Track Triumphs Over Exeter Big Red; 
Girls, Led by Captain Latina, Punish Exies 


Continued from Page B1 , Column 4 
chances.” . 

The meet itself started off with 
a bang. In the shot put, Anwell 
Lanfranco ’04 won first place and 
qualified for nationals with a 
throw of 53’. Prior to this meet he 
had never thrown over 50’. 
Overall, 10 out of 13 shot-putters 
achieved personal bests, showing 
off the depth and talent of the shot- 
put program. 

In the next event, John Freker 
’04 ran a sub-five minute mile to 
finish second with a time of 4:46. 
Sean Hamilton ’06 dominated the 
JV mile, crossing the line over 15 
seconds faster than the closest 
Exeter competitor. Wes Howe ’05 
missed second place by just two 
seconds, finishing third with a 5: 12 
mile. 

Following the mile, a show- 
down between two premier ath- 
letes took center stage. Coach 
Callum described the battle, say- 
ing, “As expected, Tolu Wusu and 
Exeter's Aaron Gadson went head 
to head in the high jump and long 
jump. Gadson, making an impres- 
sion, scissor-kicked his way to 
5feet lOinches, Tolu followed suit 
with a 5foot 8in clearance for sec- 
ond. Tolu exacted his revenge in 
the high jump on Gadson, who 
beat him at Harvard on Sunday by 
2 inches. This time Tolu came out 
on top, popping a season best 
21 foot 9.5inch jump, trumping 
both Gadson and Exeter's Powell. 

Lower and Junior Class record 
hurdler Spencer Johnson ’06 
placed second in the 50yd hurdles 
with a time of 7.3 seconds. 
Captain Sheldon won the 50-yard 
dash with a time of 5.7, while 
Brendan McManus ’05 finished in 
5.8 seconds to place second. Hsu, 
Alex Dent ’04 and Ryan 
McDougall ’05 swept the JV race 
with times of 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 
respectively. 

In the 600, Adam Kapor’04, 
who ran a season best 1:20, placed 
first. His teammate, Chris Herlich 
’05, missed his season best by one 


second, but still placed third with 
an amazing finish in 1:24. Donais 
and JJ Feigenbaum ’04 went one- 
two in the two mile, finishing in 
10:30 and 10:54, respectively. 
Hamilton took home the JV race, 
beating his Exeter opponent by 
over 32 seconds with a time of 
10:52. Howe ran also sub- 12 
minute 2 mile to place third. 

Sheldon placed first again in 
the 300-yard dash with a time of 
35.29 seconds to finish the season 
undefeated in the event. 

Mario Noyola ’06, who only 
began to pole vault last year, vault- 
ed his season best in a meet with 
an amazing 11’ 6”. At the end of 
the meet the entire team cheered 
Noyola on to clear the 12’ ft bar. 
He almost made it, but the bar 
wobbled and just barely fell off. 
His teammate, David Coit ’04, 
beat the closest Exeter jumper by 
an entire foot with a jump of 10 
feet. Callum said afterwards, 
“Mario is among many young tal- 
ented Andover athletes we will be 
looking to over the coming years.” 

Both the boys varsity relay, 
Andrew Geraghty ’05, Kojo 
DeGraft-Hanson ’05, Pat 
Shannon’05, Wusu, and the JV 
squad, Hsu, Dan Silk ‘07, AJ 
Charles ’07, and Ryan McDougall 
’05 won their relays. 

On the girls’ side, Lissy Robie 
’04 and an Exie ran head to head 
during the mile, but Robie missed 
first place by six tenths of a sec- 
ond. Andover swept the 50 yd hur- 
dles. Marty Schnure ’06 won the 
again with a time of 7.8 while 
Tognoni, her teammate and fellow 
relay runner, ran a personal best of 
7.9. Colleen Thurman ’07 finished 
with a personal best 8.6 seconds. 

Lelia Adell ’05 and Etheridge 
’04 both tied their personal bests in 
the pole vault with vaults of 7’0 ft. 
Captain Latina, Lexi Dwyer ’04 
and Sonia DeYoung ’05 swept the 
50 yard dash with times of 6.3, 6.6, 
and 6.6, respectively. 

Thurman placed first and a 
personal best in the long Jump 
with 16’2.5”, breaking her own 


freshman record. Latina placed 
third with a jump of 15 ’2”. 

Latina missed first by less than 
four tenths of a second in a tight 
300-yeard dash. DeYoung fol- 
lowed her with a time of 4 1 .43 sec- 
onds. In the 1000-yard run, Robie 
beat her Exeter mile competitor by 
less than a second for the victory. 
Becca Howe ’06 finished in third 
place. Dwyer and Tognoni also 
took first and second in the high 
jump, clearing 5’0 and 4’8, respec- 
tively. 

Coach Callum said, “The lady 


blue relay team of Dwyer, 
Tognoni. Schnure and Latina, still 
shining from their school record 
several weeks ago, closed the meet 
with distinction, never looking 
back. There would be no protest, 
no appeal, no question who was 
the better team today; their victor)' 
was by half a lap over the Red,” 
said Callum. 

Callum continued afterwards 
We knew our team had the heart 
and the talent, but I don't think 
anyone expected us to top Exeter 
so convincingly.” 



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Pat Shannon ’05 carries the baton for the Boys in Blue on the 
second leg of the 4x440vd relay. Andover won the race handily. 




B. Kaiser/77if Plullipian 


Captain Pauli Randt ’04 dives into the water during practice. The Big Blue swimmers are getting ready to compete at 
Interschols this weekend at Deerfield Academy. 


Andover Swimming Prepares for Interschols, 
Girls Vying for 3rd Consecutive Championship 


by Melissa Chiozzi 

PHILLIPIAN SKIRTS WRITER 


GIRLS SWIMMING 

With Interschols looming in 
the near future, the girls are gear- 
ing up for March 6th. and after 
their exciting two-point victory 
over Exeter, Girls Varsity 
Swimming is doing anything but 
resting. Although the team is nerv- 
ous, they’re extremely excited 
about the meet. Says Alyssa Hill 
'06, "I'm really scared for the 
meet... but I’m also really excited. 
I think it’s going to be really hard, 
but I think we’ll come out on top.” 

The girls have been working 
hard at their individual events, and 
will each be swimming their most 
prominent race. Katie Faulkner 
’06. after a grueling season of 
swimming the 500 free style, will 
have her chance to truly shine. 
“I’m really excited about the 500. 
I know the competition will be 
intense, but I’ve worked hard all 
season and I feel I’m ready.” Not 
only will the girls undoubtedly 


rule their individual events, but 
their relays never fail. Says Emily 
Brenner '06, “Our relays have 
always done really well, and 11 
don’t expect anything different at 
Interschols. I'm confident th^t 
we’ll all swim really well.” 

The girls, as a team, are feel- 
ing fabulous. They have nothing 
but positive energy running 
through them at every practice. 
Says freshman Kelly Chang '07 
“I'm really eager about my first 
meet at Interschols, but I'm ala 
really nervous, and everyone |s 
being really supportive. I'm so 
glad to be swimming with such a 
great group of girls.” 

Hee-jin Chang ’05 has an opti- 
mistic outlook for the future, and 
the season they left behind, say- 
ing, “It has been a tough season, 
but I think that everyone held onto 
each other really well. The team 
was very enthusiastic through out 
all the races, and supportive of one 
another. Interschols are going to 
be tough, but we are going to have 
a lot of fun. We have practiced 
hard and we are going to swim 


fast at Deerfield.” 

Interschols are bittersweet for 
Captain Kate Page "04. who’s 
swimming her last meet with the 
Andover S' Women. She says, 
“I’m really psyched to swim this 
last meet on Saturday, even 
though it’s going to be sad to leave 
such group of girls. I'm thrilled to 
be able to go out with this team; 
I’ve really enjoyed spending the 
season with them.” 

Coach Paul Murphy, along 
with his talented team, are 
extremely excited for Match 6th. 
He says, “We plan to have fun all 
weekend. If we win, great. If not, 
then we've had fun! Beating 
Exeter 94-92 was pretty amaz- 
ing. ..the girls worked pretty hard 
for that one! Interschols is an 
entirely different beast! We hope 
to tame the beast and bring 
Andover a three-peat in G 
Swimming & Diving!" 

BOYS SWIMMING 

There’s a rush of excitement 
running through the Boys Varsity 
Swim team this week, as they con- 
tinue to prepare for Interschols on 
March 7th. The boys are begin- 
ning to taper, as their season 
comes down to the last few days. 
Says Jeff Zhou ’06, “We’ve 
trained all season. Interschols is 
what it all comes down to." 

It’s been a long season filled 
with hard practices and challeng- 
ing meets. Says Jamie Neuwirth 
'06 “All of our hard work and 


taper should pay off highly at 
interschols.” Jamie Neuwirth will 
be swimming the 100 yard free- 
style alongside teammate Jed 
Kelly ’04 and Captain Paul Randt 
‘04. Neuwirth and Randt will also 
both be swimming the 50 free. 
Swimming the 200 IM with be 
Jeff Cutts ’06 and Robert Gucwa 
'04. Freshman Ryan 

Ferguson ’07 is looking for- 
ward to swimming the 500 yard 
free style, “I’m excited to go to 
Interschols for the First time,” he 
said, “and I think sw'imming the 
500 will be really fun.” 
Swimming the 500 with Ferguson 
will be Aaron Stroble ’04. 

Both Ferguson and Stroble 
will also be swimming the 200- 
yard free-style together. Jeff Zhou 
’06 will be swimming both his 
best events, the 100 yard back and 
the 50-yard freestyle. Jed Kelly 
'04 comments saying, “It’s going 
to be an intense day for everyone, 
but I feel if we stay focused and 
swim our best we can do well.” 

Along with the swimming 
boys, the diving guys are just as 
eager. Says Diver Dave Wilkinson 
05, “It’s been a great season and 
I’m looking forward to 
Interschols. Corey’s first year of 
diving has been very impressive, 
and I expect that he's going to 
dive really well on Sunday.” 

Says Rob Anderson '06 of the 
upcoming meet: “This year at 
interschols, Andover boys will 
adopt the title of ‘the dominators.” 




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PHILLIPS ACADEMY 
WRESTLING 
2003-2004 


Name 

Ahmed, Osman 
Archambault, Kassie 
Bois, Alexandre 
Cahill, Jonathan 
Cartmell, Samuel 
Castro, Alejandro Ma 
Colbert, Bradford 
DeSimone, Stephen 
Fay, Leon 
Flynn, Connor 
Fromson, Daniel 
Garcia, Randy 
Green, Alexander 
Hackney, Daniel 
Kotlar, Alex 
Levenback, Benjamin 
Pena, Jeffrey 
Schultz, Joshua 
Shvartsman, Mark 
Stone, Benjamin 
Trautman, Lars 
Vazquez, Victor 
Worgaftik, Gabriel 
Yates, Taylor 


Yr 

Hometown 

2004 

Andover, MA 

2006 

Methuen, MA 

2005 

Cambridge, MA 

2006 

North Hampton, MA 

2006 

Berkeley, CA 

2006 

Union City, NJ 

2006 

Andover, MA 

2004 

Narragansett, MA 

2004 

Andover, MA 

2006 

North Andover, MA 

2005 

Glastonbury, CT 

2006 

Bronx, NY 

2007 

Carlisle, MA 

2005 

Newton, MA 

2004 

Somerville, MA 

2006 

Houston, MA 

2004 

North Woodmere, MA 

2006 

Atlanta, GA 

2005 

Burlington, MA 

2004 

Dover, MA 

2004 

Concord, MA 

2006 

Lowell, MA 

2006 

Hyde Park, MA 

2004 

Weston, MA 


Coach: Rich Gorham 
Asst Coach: MarkEfinger 
John Dugan 

Managers: Caroline Kemp 
Dan Leclerc 





F. Wang/ The Phillipian 


Co-Captains Jeff Pena '04 and Leon Fay '04 grapple in a 
practice match earlier this week. 

Captains Pena, Fay Hope 
To Lead Wrestling in 2004 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


This years edition of Big Blue 
Wrestling might be the best in 
recent years. 
With a full 
line-up and 
most of the 
top grapplers 
from last year 
returning, the Andover Wrestling 
team is looking strong. 

The team is led by Co-captain 
Leon Fay '04, who placed third in 
the Class A Interschols last year 
and earned a fifth place spot in the 
New England tournament with a 
solid four victories on the day. Fay 
said of his team, “The team has 
improved greatly over the past few 
years. With almost all of last year’s 
starters returning and a PG in the 
line-up for the first time in ten 
years, we hope to have a team that 
can strongly contend for the league 
championship. We have been 
building up to a team of this caliber 
and finally have a shot to win it 
all.” 

Last year the young team only 
had three seniors who earned var- 
sity letters. This year, that will not 
be an issue for the Blue. The team 
has a full line-up for the first time 
in four years, boasting experience 
and talent. This allows the team to 
not forfeit the highest and lowest 
weights, which cost them points 
that decided many matches last 
year. The wrestlers are very excit- 
ed to finally see what a full 
Andover line-up can do. 

Last year, the Andover team, 
with a line-up mostly of under- 
classmen, managed 133.5 team 
points in Class A Interschols, an 
improvement of more than 30 
points over 2002's output. The 
team also posted a three year high 
in the New England 
Championships with 56 team 
points. Andover lost none of the 
wrestlers from the Championships 
and graduated just two wrestlers 
that competed in Interschols. 

According to Co-captain, 
Jeffrey Pena ’04, “This year is 
going to be exciting- we are return- 
ing most of last years starters, have 
a full line-up for the first time in 
my career at PA, and we have an 
energetic young team. It looks like 
the Big Blue is finally going to be 


a major contender for the league 
and even the New England title.” 

The team is relying on a solid 
core of returning wrestlers such as 
Pena and Fay, as well as four other 
returning wrestlers who managed 
to medal in last years Class A 
Interschols. The team is also hop- 
ing for support from younger 
wrestlers Mark Shvartsman ’05 
and Gabe Worgaftik '06. 

For the first time in years, the 
Andover program has recruited a 
Post Graduate to join the line-up. 
PG Stephen DeSimone hopes to 
help the team in their quest for a 
second ever Class A champi- 
onship. DeSimone fills the heavy- 
weight class, a class which has 
been notoriously difficult for 
Andover to keep a steady starter in 
for the past few years. 

Pena is looking for the New 
England Championship after mak- 
ing it to the finals last season and 
almost coming out with a win. 
Going into the tournament he was 
seeded ninth with a 26-5 record, 
but managed to stun the first and 
fourth seed on the road to the 
finals. Pena also managed a first 
place spot in the Northern New 
England Invitational and a bronze 
medal in the Class A’s. 

Fay is also looking to have 
another stellar season. In his sec- 
ond year of captainship, he is hop- 
ing to improve on last year’s out- 
standing season where he managed 
a 10-5 record in the very competi- 
tive tournament bracket at seasons 
end. 

Shvartsman posted a beautiful 
22-6 season record as a Lower. 
After coming into the tournament 
seeded seventh, he shocked the 
number two seed who had pinned 
him earlier that season. He put that 
silver medal next to his gold that 
he earned at the Northern New 
England Invitational and looked 
forward to this year. 

Worgaftik, who had a 14-3 
record in dual meets as a freshman, 
had bad luck in the tournaments, 
but still managed second place at 
Class A Interschols. He is hoping 
this year repeat that performance 
while improving his record at the 
Northern New England 
Invitational and the New England 
Championships. 





PA Wrestling Splits on the Week 



E. Gelb/ The Phillipian 


Wrestler Nick Bowen ’06 ties up his Deerfield opponent dur- 
ing his match last Saturday. 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


For the Andover Wrestlers, 
this week was a mix of wins and 
losses. 
Andover 
went 2-2 this 
week, with a 
48-30 come 
from behind 
win over Deerfield and then went 
on to beat Providence Country 
Day 81-0, with a score just three 
points short of the maximum 
points that can be scored in a sin- 
gle meet. Andover then lost a 
close match to Hyde of Maine, 40- 
32. In the match, the Andover 
wrestlers fought hard and could 
have won if just a few of the close 
matches had gone the other way. 
On Wednesday, Andover lost 48- 
29 to an 11-0 undefeated Tabor. 

Against Deerfield, Andover 
started off behind , losing 1 8-3 , but 
eventually rallied back, finishing 
with six straight victories. The 
meet kicked off at the 135 weight 
class, and a few young Andover 
grapplers made aggressive mis- 
takes that were exploited by their 
more experienced opponents. 
Andover’s lone win in that run 
came from Co-captain Leon Fay 
’04. Andover broke the slow 
streak with pins by Lars Trautman 
’04 and Dan Hackney ’05. 

Deerfield fought back with 
two pins of their own, making the 
score 30-15. Post Graduate 
Stephen DeSimone ’04 kicked off 
the Andover winning streak with a 
pin in less than 30 seconds and 
started a five match-winning 
streak, including pins by Gabe 
Worgaftik ’06, Tom Treat ’04, and 
Mark Shvartsman ’04. Co-captain 
Jeffrey Pena capped off the victo- 
ry with a twenty second pin. 

Andover earned the maximum 
of six points in every match 
against Providence Country Day 
with the exception of one match. 
Randy Garcia ’06 started the meet 
and gave Andover an early lead 
with a pin in just eighteen sec- 
onds. 

Andover dominated in the 
next ten matches, with each PA 
wrestler either pinning their oppo- 


nent or taking a forfeit. Pins by 
first year Andover wrestler Nick 
Bowen ’06, Co-captain Fay, 
Trautman, first year wrestler Alex 
Bois ’05, and Ben Stone ’04 
added to Andover’s score. 
Worgaftik fought hard to beat the 
captain of the Providence squad, 
10-3. Andover followed up with 
pins by Shvartsman and Pena, 
earning Andover the near perfect 
score of 81-0. 

In the match against Hyde of 
Maine, Andover fought hard but 
dropped the close match in the 
end. After losing the first match, 
Andover was helped by the deter- 
mination of four-year wrestler 
Tom Treat ’04. Behind, with only 
seconds to go, Treat reversed his 
wrestler and forced the match into 
overtime where he ended in victo- 
ry. Worgaftik and Shvartsman fol- 
lowed up with two pins, both of 
which were under forty-five sec- 
onds. Co-captain Pena then domi- 
nated his match, earning five team 
points with a 15-0 technical fall. 

Andover lost seven of the next 
eight to the heavier Hyde 
Wrestlers. The lone win in that 
eight match run was a quick pin 
by Trautman, who dominated his 
wrestler for fifty seconds, and then 
pinned him. At the 135 pound 
weight class, Randy Garcia ’06 
was superior during almost his 
entire match, racking up fifteen 


points to his opponents one, just a 
single point short of the technical 
fall, when his opponent took 
advantage of an unlucky mistake 
and pinned him. Andover also for- 
feited the 152-pound weight class, 
normally filled with the 
OzzieAhmed ’04. 

On Wednesday, Andover trav- 
eled to Marion, Massachusetts to 
meet the undefeated Tabor squad. 
Andover dropped the first match 
to Chris Parrish, a very formidable 
Tabor wrestler. Andover then lost 
the next match before Trautman 
once again came through for 
Andover. Down points in the first 
period, Trautman put the opposing 
wrestler on his back and added six 
points to Andover’s score with a 
solid pin. Hackney also won his 
match by decision. Bois was up 8- 
2 when his wrestler managed to 
upset him with a pin. 

Andover lost the next two 
before Kassie Archambault ’06 
pinned her opponent at the 103- 
pound weight class in just forty- 
five seconds. Treat lost his match 
to a very good Tabor wrestler, and 
the loss was followed by a huge 8- 
6 upset by undefeated Shvartsman 
wrestling against the number one 
in his weight in Class A, the 
league in which Andover com- 
petes. Andover also recorded a pin 
by Co-captain Pena in under a 
minute. 








Andover Wrestling Knocks Off 
Unbeaten, 2003 Champion LC 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIP1AN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

41 

Loomis 

32 

Belmont Mill 

41 

Andover 

27 

Andover 

59 

Hyde-Woodstock 

IS 

Andover 

60 

Worcester 

15 


What does it feel like to beat 
the top team in the league? Just 
ask the Andover Grapplers. 
Andover Varsity Wrestling went 
3-1 this week, highlighted by an 
enormous 41-32 upset over the 
number one ranked Class A 
league team, the Loomis- 
Chaffee Pelicans. 

Andover worked hard and 
prepared all week, and it paid 
off greatly. Andover dropped a 
tough match, 41-27, to the 


always-strong Belmont Hill 
team only to comeback to beat 
Loomis. 

The Loomis underdog win 
energized the Andover 
Grapplers, and they tore into a 
Hyde-Woodstock squad to 
emerge with a 59-18 win. The 
Andover Wrestlers finished up 
the meat with a 60-15 win 
against Worchester. 

Andover started the day off 
against the host of the quad- 
meet, Belmont Hill. Said Coach 
Gorham of the loss, “[We were] 
wrestling flat and making too 
many mistakes.” 

The meet started at the 119 
weight class, and Andover gave 
up the early lead 0-4. A win by 
Mark Shvartsman ’0 5 and a late 
pin by Co-captain Jeffrey Pena 
’04 helped Andover retake the 
lead. However, Andover lost the 
next five matches to the heart of 
the Belmont order. 

Of these five losses, one was 


a forfeit by Andover at the 145- 
weight class. Andover did not 
have a 145-pound wrestler all 
day, costing them a crucial six 
points in each of their three 
matches. 

Dan Hackney ’05 turned the 
match around with a hard- 
fought decision over his 
wrestler. 

Nevertheless, Andover 
dropped the next three matches. 
Andover then took a forfeit at 
the 103 pound weight class but 
was too far behind Belmont Hill 
for a solid 5-2 win by Tom Treat 
’04 to help. 

The next opponent of the 
day was the number-one ranked 
team in Prep School Class A, 
Loomis Chaffee. Andover lost a 
quick six points to one of the 
stars of the Loomis squad, num- 
ber-one seed Pat Feeley. 

Andover won the next two to 
take the lead before losing 


Continued on Page 9, Column 5 





















































9 


Andover Wrestling Downs 
Loomis, Hyde-Woodstock 


Continued from Page 12, Column 6 
another match to Loomis's other 
number-one seeded wrestler. 

Loomis then won the next 
three, including the forfeit at the 
145 weight class to make the 
score 28-9. Lars Trautman '04 
once again came up big for the 
Andover squad, pinning his 
wrestler with a mere two sec- 
onds remaining in the first peri- 
od. 

Trautman 's pin energized the 
Big Blue Wrestlers, spurring 
them to four straight victories, 
including a pin by Hackney. 
Post Graduate Stephen 
DeSimone '04 had a huge 5-2 
victory against a very good 
opponent at the heavyweight 
class. 

Andover lost the next one, 
making the score 36-32 to give 
Andover a four point lead with 
just one match remaining. Treat, 
with the meet on the line, domi- 
nated his wrestler 17-0 for a 
technical fall, ensuring the vic- 
tory. 

Said Co-captain Pena, “We 
wrestled hard and earned a 
strong win against a very tough 
opponent. This victory goes to 
show the hard work and condi- 
tion that we worked all season to 
improve. We have really started 
to become a mentally and physi- 
cally tough squad.” 

Andover carried the momen- 
tum from this important upset 
into their match with Hyde- 
Woodstock that ended in a 59- 1 8 
rout. 

Gabe Worgaftik '06, 
wrestling up a weight class to 
125 pounds, started off the meet 
with a 16-1 technical fall against 
a highly ranked opponent. 

Pena recorded a quick pin 
against his opponent, followed 
by a pin by Nick Bowen '06 and 
Co-captain Leon Fay '04. 

Andover lost the next two, 
but then went on to win six of 
the next seven faceoffs, includ- 
ing a first-period pin by wtal- 
wart heavyweight Ben Stone 
'04. 

On Wednesday Andover 


faced Worcester in a significant- 
ly less competitive dual-meet. 
The slightly beat-up Andover 
squad wrestled a few back-ups 
in order to give the starters some 
time to rest and heal before their 
meet this Saturday. 

Andover still managed to 
win the meet 60-15. The meet 
started off at the 103 pound 
weight class, where Andover 
took a forfeit for an early 6-0 
lead. 

Treat then pinned his oppo- 
nent, and freshman Alex Green 
'07 followed with a quick pin. 
Worcester forfeited the 125 
pound weight class to give 
Andover the 24-0 edge. 

Shvartsman pinned his oppo- 
nent in less than fifteen seconds, 
followed by a come-from- 
behind victory by Randy Garcia 
'06. 

Garcia was wrestling a very 
experience wrestler, but his con- 
ditioning and strength paid off 
in the end, and Garcia succeeded 
in pinning him to the mat after 
an intense exchange of moves 
from the two adversaries. 

After yet another forfeit 
from Worcester, Andover lost 
the next three matches, includ- 
ing a close match-up that was 
just lost in the end by first-time 
starting competitor, Sam 
Cartmell '06. 

Hackney and Alex Bois '05 
both had solid pins to make the 
score 54-15. Worcester forfeited 
the next two matched to finish 
the meet, 68-15. 

Said Co-captain Fay, 
“Although Worcester was not at 
its strongest today, they gave 
Andover wrestlers a few diffi- 
cult matches. I was most 
impressed by Randy Garcia's 
performance. He wrestled a 
tough opponent, and came back 
from behind to win it, even with 
his injured forearm." 

Andover looks forward to a 
tough match against non-league 
opponent Brooks. Added Fay, 
"Today's meet was just warm up 
compared to the quad we will 
have this Saturday against 
Brooks." 




Wrestling Tops Top Ranked Brooks 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover continued their 
streak of beating number-one 
ranked teams, going 4-0 on the 
week with a 44-30 upset against 
Brooks, the number-one ranked 
team in the Independent Schools 
League. Brooks had previously 
beaten Loomis, the number-one 
ranked team in Class A’s, the 
league in which Andover com- 
petes. 

In a quad meet on Saturday, 
Andover also beat Tilton, 66-18, 
and then outscored St. Paul’s 45- 
30. The Andover Grapplers fin- 
ished the day with the underdog 
victory against Brooks. 

The Big Blue Wrestlers 
destroyed a Tilton lineup that had 
been depleted by the flu. Andover 
started off the day with a pin by 
Co-captain Leon Fay ’04 for an 
early 6-0 lead. Fay went 3-0 with 
three pins on the day. Andover 
won the next two matches by for- 
feit to give Andover a 24-0 lead. 
A first-year Andover wrestler lost 
to a more experienced opponent, 
but then the Big Blue had two 
pins by Dan Hackney '05 and 
Alex Bois ’05. 

Andover lost the next two 
weight classes, 215 pounds and 
the heavyweight class, by pin. 
Andover then went on a 6-0 run, 
scoring the maximum six team 
points in each match. Tilton for- 
feited the 103 and 112 pound 
weight classes to make the score 
42-18. Andover finished the meet 
by pinning the next four wrestlers 
to close out the match 

Gabe Worgaftik ’06, Mark 
Shvartsman ’05, Co-captain 
Jeffrey Pena ’04, and Randy 
Garcia ’06 all recorded pins. Both 
Shvartsman and Pena are unde- 
feated this year, with a combined 
record of 26-0. 


Against St. Paul’s, Fay started 
the meet off with a pin for the sec- 
ond time. However, Andover lost 
the next three matches by pin and 
fell behind, 6-18. Hackney revi- 
talized the team with a hard- 
fought pin. Bois lost a strongly 
contested match in overtime. 

Andover took a forfeit at the 
215 weight class, followed by an 
exciting heavyweight match in 
which Stephen DeSimone ’04 
managed to outscore his opponent 
9-2. 

Andover held on to a three 
point lead as Worgaftik, 
Shvartsman, and Pena all record- 
ed pins to seal the match and give 
PA a 45-24 lead. Andover lost the 
next match but it was not enough 
to stop Andover from putting 
another “W” on the board. 

Andover then had its third 
match of the day, against Brooks, 
ranked number-one in the ISL. 
Fay, for the third time during the 
day, led the team with an early pin 
against a very good wrestler. 
Andover gave up three quick pins 
to the heart of the Brooks lineup 
to give Brooks an 18-6 lead. 

Hackney recorded his third 
win of the day with a solid 7-0 
decision in which he dominated 
his opponent but was not quite 
able to pin him. Andover lost the 
next two matches with first period 
pins. The Big Blue Grapplers 
were now facing a 30-9 deficit. 

DeSimone, the smallest 
heavyweight at the four-team 
meet, pinned his highly-ranked 
heavyweight opponent in the first 
period. 

Kassie Archambault ’06 faced 
a tough Brooks wrestler, and 
managed to dominate him 13-5. 

Tom Treat ’04 wrestled hard 
in a 3-1 victory, followed by 
Worgaftik’s third victory of the 
day. Worgaftik pinned all three of 
his opponents in the quad meet. 
Shvartsman also recorded a hat- 


trick of pins in the third period to 
give Andover a 34-30 edge. 

Co-Captain Pena faced a very 
tough wrestler and wrestled a 
fast-paced match in which he 
eventually prevailed to remain 
undefeated on the season and 
guarantee the third Andover vic- 
tory of the day. The Brooks 130 
pound opponent is the only 
wrestler to last a full match 
against Pena. 

Garcia stepped out for the last 
match of the day, and pinned his 
wrestler in under a minute, giving 
Andover a 44-30 victory. 

Said Pena, “Brooks has a 
great team with a lot of solid kids. 
The close match-ups were key to 
our win - we won all the matches 
we were supposed to win and kept 
the matches that we were sup- 
posed to lose close.” 

On Wednesday, Andover 
dominated Thayer, 50-18. The 
match started at the 125 weigh 
class with a forfeit to Shvartsman. 
Gordon Murphy ’06 and Pena 
both pinned their opponents to 
make the score 1 8-0. Andover lost 
the next match before Fay won by 
technical fall, scoring seventeen 
points and only allowing one. 

The Big Blue Wrestlers lost 
the next match, but took a forfeit 
at the 160 pound weight class and 
recorded a pin by Hackney at 1 7 1 
pounds. Neither Thayer nor 
Andover had a 189 pound 
wrestler, and Andover took a for- 
feit at 215 to make the score 41-9. 

DeSimone almost managed to 
win his match before it went to 
overtime and ended up losing in 
double overtime in a hard-con- 
tested match. Twice in double 
overtime DeSimone almost 
escaped, and was brought back 
down to the mat. 

Andover took a forfeit and a 
hard fought decision by Treat to 
make the score 50-12, before los- 
ing the final match to Thayer. 





B . Kaiser/77i£ Pliillipian 

Luke Cahill ’06 resists the grip of his North Andover opponent during the meet last Tuesday. 
Andover lost the meet 51-12. 


Wrestlers Take Down Tilton, NMH 
Lose To Powerhouse N. Andover 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


It was a mixed week for the 
Andover Grapplers. After rolling 
to a 52-30 win over Tilton, the 
Andover Varsity Wrestling team 
extended its winning streak to 9 
with a 45-27 win over the 
Northfield Mount-Herman 
Hoggers, their first against them 
in five years. Andover then lost a 
Tuesday home meet against local 
powerhouse North Andover, 51- 
12. 

Against Tilton, the meet start- 
ed at the 160-pound weight class, 
with a third period pin by a very 
highly ranked Tilton wrestler. 
Dan Hackney ’05 then pinned his 
opponent late into the second 
period to even out the score, 6-6. 

Alex Bois ’05 helped give 
Andover the lead with a decisive 
pin in the first period, but 
Andover forfeited the 215 weight 
class and gave up a pin in the 
heavyweight category to give 
Tilton a six point lead, 12-18. 

Taking a forfeit at the 103 and 
112 weight classes. The Big Blue 
moved up, 24-18. Gabe Worgaftik 
’06 also contributed, adding a 
solid pin in the last period of his 
match. Mark Shvartsman ’05 
maintained his undefeated season 
with a 15-0 technical pin over his 
wrestler. 

Andover forfeited the 130 
pound weight class, but the forfeit 
was not enough to stop Andover’s 
momentum. Randy Garcia ’06 


won 15-0 by technical fall, and 
two Tilton forfeits followed to 
seal the Andover win. 

Andover continued to a 9-0 
winning streak with a long await- 
ed victory over NMH. Lars 
Trautman ’04 kicked off the meet 
with a second period pin over his 
opponent to give Andover an 
early lead. Conditioning paid off 
for Hackney, who won a 6-4 over- 
time match to give Andover a 9-0 
lead. NMH won the next match 
by points and took a forfeit at 2 1 5 
to tie the score. PG Stephen 
DeSimone ’04 gave Andover a 
six-point lead with a dominant 
first period pin, and the Big Blue 
never trailed from this point on. 

Kassie Archembault ’06 had a 
first period pin over her wrestler, 
and Tom Treat ’04 followed with 
another decisive first period win. 
Worgaftik scored fifteen points 
while shutting out his opponent to 
earn a technical fall. Shvartsman 
pinned his wrestler in thirty-five 
seconds, giving Andover a com- 
fortable 38-9 lead. 

After a forfeit at the 130- 
pound weight class to NMH, Co- 
Captain Jeffrey Pena recorded a 
major 12-0 decision over his 
opponent. Co-Captain Leon Fay 
’04 continued the winning streak 
with a tight 3-2 decision over a 
difficult opponent. 

The pair of wins by the cap- 
tains ensured the victory for the 
team, giving Andover their first 
victory over the Hoggers in half a 
decade. The current 12-4 leaves 
early season lukewarm 3-4 record 


in the dust. Said Co-Captain Pena, 
“It was nice to finally beat NMH. 
Through hard work and dedica- 
tion, we have shown that we can 
beat any team in the league. We 
look forward to proving ourselves 
in the tournaments ahead.” 

Andover wrestled an unusual 
Tuesday meet against non-league 
opponent North Andover’s squad. 

Andover lost the first match 
of the day at the 215-pound 
weight class. North Andover took 
the lead early and never lost it. 
DeSimone lost a see-saw battle 
with his heavyweight opponent 
10-8. Andover fought hard not to 
get pinned in the next two match- 
es, and gave up a decision at the 
103 and 112 pound weight class- 
es. 

Worgaftik won the first match 
of the day with a decisive 11-4 
win. Shvartsman kept his unde- 
feated record through 16 meets 
with a 7-4 victory over a skilled 
opponent. Pena lost his first 
match of the season, a heartbreak- 
ing 13-10 match decided at the 
very end. 

Andover gave up a pin in the 
next four weight classes to make 
the score 43-6. Trautman fought 
hard but was not quite able to pull 
out a win and lost 11-10. Even 
with the meet already decided as a 
North Andover victory, Hackney 
fought hard and pinned his oppo- 
nent with just seven seconds 
remaining in the period. Andover 
gave up a technical fall at the next 
weight to make the final score 5 1 - 
12 to end the week 2-1 . 





Three Andover Grapplers 
Take Gold at Invitational 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILUPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Despite resting three 
starters, Andover earned second 
place of fourteen teams with a 
combined record of 35-16 at the 
Northern New England 
Invitational at Tilton, boasting 
three wrestlers who were named 
champions of their weight class- 
es. 

Tom Treat ’04, Mark 
Shvartsman ’05 and Gabe 
Worgaftik ’06 all dominated 
their competition, winning at 
112, 119, and 125 pounds, 
respectively. The three com- 
bined for five pins, giving bonus 
points to the Andover team 
score. 

At the 103 pounds, Kassie 
Archembault ’06 upset the num- 
ber one and number three seed 
to make it to the finals before 
losing to a tough opponent, 
earning a silver medal. 

Andover missed regular 130- 
pound man Jeff Pena ’04, who 
was projected to easily win the 
tournament. Gordon Murphy ’06 
filled in, but dropped a close 
match, finishing in fifth place. 

Nick Bowen ’06 went 3-1, 
shocking everyone and winning 
a silver medal. Bowen had two 
solid pins and a decisive victory 
before a loss in the finals to a 
highly seeded wrestler. 

Co-Captain Leon Fay ’04 
also fought to a 3-1 record, his 


only loss coming in an overtime 
match that could have gone 
either way. Fay pinned his first 
and third wrestler before churn- 
ing out a solid 11-6 decision to 
earn the bronze. 

First year wrestler Victor 
Vasquez ’06 also failed to place, 
but managed to upset his second 
wrestler of the day with a 4-1 
decision. 152-pounder Taylor 
Yates ’04 went 2-2 on the day, 
pinning two wrestlers and losing 
only to the first and third place 
finishers. 

Lars Trautman ’04 won him- 
self a bronze medal in the 160- 
pound weight class with a 4-1 
mark. Trautman pinned all of his 
opponents, falling only to the 
eventual gold medal winner, 
who won the Outstanding 
Wrestler award at the tourna- 
ment. 

Dan Hackney ’05 wrestled 
hard for another third place fin- 
ish, racking up four wins before 
dropping a decision to the even- 
tual first place finisher. In his 
final match, Hackney beat a 
wrestler who had beaten him 
twice before. Ben Stone ’04 
went 2-2 with two pins, finish- 
ing in fifth place in a strong 
weight class. 

Choosing to rest their 
starters at 189 and 275 pounds, 

Continued on Page 10, Column 4 



B. Kaiser/77ze Phillipian 

Dan Hackney ’05 pins his Big Red opponent during his match 
last week. 




N. Bowen/ The Phillipian 


Co-Captain Leon Fay ’04 pins his opponent during the tournament last Saturday. His pin 
helped him secure a bronze medal for the day. 


Treat, Schvartsman, Worgaftik 
Take Gold as Pena Looks On 


Continued from Page 12, Column 2 
Andover did not enter in either 
class. 

Nevertheless, Andover still 
managed to earn second place at 
the tournament, finishing behind 
only Choate Rosemary Hall, 
which brought its full line-up 

Before the invitational, 
Andover traveled to Exeter for 
their last dual meet of the sea- 
son, bowing to the Big Red 51- 
21 . 

Andover wrestled flat and 
without the intensity that has 
been the cause of their success 
this season. 

The match started at the 125 
pound weight class. Shvartsman 
pinned his wrestler early in the 
first period. 

Co-Captain Pena followed 
up the victory with a pin of his 


own, giving Andover an early 
12-0 lead. 

Exeter came back strong, 
winning the next nine matches 
with the heart of their line-up. 
Seven of these nine losses were 
pins, sealing the victory for 
Exeter. 

Stephen DeSimone ’04 had a 
tough match with his wrestler, 
dropping the decision in over- 
time when he attempted to 
throw his wrestler, but fell as he 
lost his grip. 

Afterwards Pena comment- 
ed, “It was tough. We lost all the 
matches that, before the match, 
were considered toss-ups. A few 
mistakes and some bad luck cost 
the squad huge. Right now we 
should look ahead to and pre- 
pare for the Class A 
Interscholastic Tournament and 


the New England 

Championships.” 

A pin by Archembault fol- 
lowed by a win by Treat brought 
some pride points for the Blue, 
bringing Andover as close as 
48-21. 

The final match of the day 
also went to Exeter, yielding the 
final score of 51-21. 

Said Fay, “We made some 
basic mistakes with fundamen- 
tals and we did not come out 
prepared for our matches. 

Hopefully Andover can 
place above Exeter at 
Interschols to show that we are 
truly a good team.” 

This Saturday, the grapplers 
will get a chance for revenge at 
the Class A Tournament, the cul- 
mination of their season. 




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Alex Bois ’05 tries to pin his opponent during the tournament in the 189 weight class last 
Saturday. 


Grapplers Emerge From Interschols 


Boasting Six Medals, One Gold to Boot 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover’s Wrestling Squad 
traveled to Loomis-Chaffee for 
the Class A Interscholastic 
Tournament this weekend with 
confidence and found their con- 
fidence justified as the meet 
progressed. Andover scored 169 
points to give them third place, a 
huge improvement over the 
133.5 of 2003 and the most in 
several years. Ten of fourteen 
Andover wrestlers earned top 6 
finishes in their weight division, 
including a gold, silver, and four 
bronze medals. 

Host Loomis Chaffee won 
the overall title with a record 
eight individual champions. 
Exeter took second place, just a 
few points ahead of Andover. 

At the 103 pound weight 
class, Kassie Archambault ’06 
placed second, making league 
history as the first female com- 
petitor to place at the interschols 
tournament. Archambault went 
undefeated until the finals, 
where she fell to earn silver. 

112-pounder Tom Treat '04, 
in his final interschols appear- 
ance, wrestled hard to earn a 
fifth place spot. At the 119 
pound weight class, Gabe 
Worgaftik ’06 went 4-2 with 
four pins, earning second place 
in the tournament’s Most 
Pins/Least time category. 
Worgaftik’s first loss came in a 
close SCORE match. Had 
Worgaftik won this match, it is 
likely that would have placed 


second. 

125-pounder Mark 

Shvartman earned a bronze 
medal. Seeded first, he was 
given his first loss of the season. 
Shvartsman barely lost to the 
number four seed, who he had 
already beaten this season, in a 
tough overtime match that could 
easily have gone the other way. 

Co-captain Jeffrey Pena ’04 
dominated the 130-pound 
weight class to earn Andover’s 
only first place finish of the day. 
Pena, with just one loss on the 
season, was seeded first, and did 
not disappoint on the road to the 
finals. 

Said Pena, “I didn't want last 
year to repeat itself, so I took it 
one match at a time this year. 1 
calmed down my wrestling and 
put more thought into my moves 
instead of letting instinct drive 
the match. That adjustment is 
what took me through the tour- 
nament.” 

At the 140-pound weight 
class, Co-captain Leon Fay ’04 
earned a fourth place finish. 
Fay’s fourth place showing was 
even more important due to the 
difficult weight class that he 
competes in. 

Andover did not place in the 
145 or 152 pound weight class- 
es, two weights that have been 
notoriously difficult for 
Andover to maintain a healthy 
starter in all season. Dan 
Fromson ’05 has been injured 
for the season, and Taylor Yates 
’04 recently returned from an 
injury and was not wrestling to 
the extent of his capabilities. 


At the 160 pound weight 
class, Lars Trautman ’04 placed 
fourth in arguably the toughest 
weight category in the league. 
Trautman wrestled hard and lost 
to a very solid wrestler. He man- 
aged to make it to the consola- 
tion finals to earn fourth place. 

Dan Hackney ’05 capped off 
a stellar dual meet season with a 
bronze metal. The 171 pound 
weight class in which Hackney 
competes has two very good 
wrestlers, and Hackney placed 
right behind them. 

At the 189 pound weight 
class, Alex Bois ’05 placed sixth 
in just his first season of 
wrestling. Said Co-captain Fay, 
“Alex Bois is just such a natural 
wrestler. He understands con- 
cept well and works hard to bet- 
ter himself, and it really paid off 
here.” 

In the heavyweight weight 
category, PG Stephen DeSimone 
’04 earned fifth place. 
DeSimone lost his first match to 
the eventual first place winner, 
and his second in a questionably 
called match that he lost in over- 
time. In the second match, 
DeSimone landed on his 
wrestler inbounds, but they were 
called out. The referee apolo- 
gized, but the match had to go 
on. 

Said Pena, “Although I was 
never able to see Andover win 
interschols during my career, I 
am hopeful that we will be able 
to win again in the near future.” 


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Mark Shvartsman ’05 wrestles to qualify for the 3-day Prep 
School tournament held last weekend. 

Pena, Shvartsman Compete 
At Prep Wrestling Nationals 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Every year. Prep Wrestling 
Nationals are held in Lehigh, 
Penn. Qualifying wrestlers from 
prep schools all around the coun- 
try are invited for a three-day tour- 
nament to decide the best wrestler 
in each weight class from all of the 
prep schools. 

Head Coach Rich Gorham 
said. "The Prep National tourna- 
ment is a great experience for our 
kids. They get to see competition 
at the highest level. Over 700 
wrestlers competed in this year's 
tournament, with 50-60 in each 
weight class. Many college coach- 
es came to recruit." 

Six Andover wrestlers have 
placed in the top eight places in 
their weight class in the past twen- 
ty-two years, enough to be given 
All-American honors. Four of 
these wrestlers were Post 
Graduates. Recently, Andover’s 
improving program has begun to 
produce wrestlers able to compete 
and place at the highest prep level. 
Jeremy Hersh ’99 placed sixth at 
140 pounds, and Dan Shvartsman 
’02 placed seventh in 2000 at 112 
pounds and first in 2002 at 135 
pounds. 

Co-captain Jeffrey Pena ’04, 
Mark Shvartsman '05, and Gabe 
Worgaftik ’06 all qualified to 
attend the tournament. Worgaftik 
opted not to attend. 

Shvartsman competed in the 
125 weight class and lost to the 
number one seeded wrestler in the 
first round. Shvartsman ’s oppo- 
nent went 6-0 with three pins to 
win first place. Against such a top 
seeded wrestler, Shvartsman had a 
very small chance of an upset. 
Because Shvartsman ’s opponent 
made it to the quarterfinals, 
Shvartsman was placed into the 


consolation bracket and given a 
chance to place as high as third 
place. 

Shvartsman beat his first 
wrestler, an opponent from 
Trinity-Pawling, in a long, 7-4 
match. Shvartsman beat his next 
wrestler 8-3 to advance to the top 
twelve, just one win away from 
being guaranteed 8th place, and 
the title of All-American. 
Regretfully, Shvartsman lost, 9-0 
to the eventual sixth place finisher. 

Shvartsman said “I wrestled 
well enough on Friday to be 
allowed to wrestle on Saturday, 
but I didn’t wrestle well in my 
final match. Hopefully next year I 
will do better and place in the tour- 
nament.” 

Pena received a first round bye 
in the 130 weight class, meaning 
that he automatically advanced to 
the second round, and beat his 
next wrestler 10-3 to advance to 
the top 16, just one round before 
the quarterfinals. Had Pena won 
just one more round, he would 
have been guaranteed a spot in the 
consolation bracket. Sadly, Pena 
lost by technical fall, and his 
opponent did not advance far 
enough to earn Pena a spot in the 
consolation bracket. 

Coach Gorham said of his 
wrestlers’ achievements, "1 am 
proud of how Jeff and Mark com- 
peted. Mark was one match away 
from placing in the top eight, 
which is quite an accomplishment 
for an Upper. Jeff was competing 
in one of the deepest weight 
clasess in the tournament, and he 
did well to reach the final 16." 

Although Pena is graduating, 
Shvartsman looks forward to next 
year’s opportunity to advance 
even further and place in the tour- 
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1/10/04 Wrestlers Edged by Choate in Tight Opener 

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losing a 38-33 sea-saw battle. Gabe Worgaftik '06, kicked off the season with an inspiring match at 

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debut at 130 noundf InH " 1 ^ b ° Ut G ° rd ° n Murphy '° 6 ' followed with his varsity 

I nlc pounds and dropped a tight match, 14-10. Co-captain Jeff Pena scored a big pm at 

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pounds, 9 4. Ben Stone 04 and Steve DeSimone '04 each had pins in the upper weights but earlv- 

ason rustiness and technical mistakes led to Andover's downfall. "We made too many early- 

season mistakes" said Coach Gorham, "but I like our effort. This is a team which wNI show great 

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1/14/04 Wrestlers Earn First Win 

Seniors led the way as the wrestling team got its first win of the season on Wednesday with a 66-16 
home victory over Wilbraham & Monson. Recording pins for the Big Blue were seniors Tom Treat, 
Jeff Pena, Leon Fay, and Ben Stone. Steve Desimone won by disqualification. Also with pins were 
Uppers Mark Shvartsman, Dan Hackney, and Alex Bois. Winning JV matches were Lowers Gordon 
Murphy, Luke Cahill, and Sam Cartmell, plus Junior Will Cannon. Coach Gorham said, "I like our 
intensity and focus, but we have a lot of technique work left to do." The varsity wrestles at home 
this Saturday in a 2pm quad-meet with league rivals Deerfield, Hyde of Maine, and Providence 
Country Day, while the JV wrestlers travel to Williston. 


improving, especially Alex Bois." Through five meets, three Andover starters remain undefeated: 
Mark Shvartsman, Jeff Pena, and Steve Desimone. The Big Blue wrestle next on Wednesday when 
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1/17/04 Wrestlers Win Two Out Of Three 

The Big Blue wrestling team took on three Class A league opponents in a home quad meet on 
Saturday and won two of three to move their season record to 3-2. Andover defeated Deerfield 48- 
30 and Providence Country Day 81-0, then dropped a close one to Hyde School of Maine, 40-32. 
Competing against the Big Green of Deerfield first, co-captain Leon Fay moved up a weight and won 
a solid, 8-2 decision. Kassie Archambault took a 9-3 victory at 103 pounds. Lars Trautman, Dan 
Hackney, Steve Desimone, Gabe Worgaftik, Mark Shvartsman, co-captain Jeff Pena and an inspired 
Tom Treat all pinned their opponents. Against PCD, Worgaftik won a solid 10-3 decision, and 
Andover wrestlers had eight pins, including Randy Garica's in just eighteen seconds.. Meanwhile, 
Hyde also defeated PCD and Deerfield, setting up the final showdown of Andover vs. Hyde. An 
overtime victory by Treat, pins by Worgaftik and Shvartsman and a technical fall by Pena gave 
Andover a 20-4 lead, but the Big Blue lost seven of the next eight bouts, and their fate was sealed. 
Worgaftik, Shvartsman, Pena, Trautman and Desimone all went 3-0 on the day, and both 
Shvartsman and Trautman had three pins. Coach Gorham said, "We made mistakes of 
aggressiveness today, and we have some things to work on. I like the way our new wrestlers are 








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1/21/04 Grapplers Defeated by Strong Seawolves Team 

The Andover wrestlers absorbed a tough 48-29 defeat at the hands on an undefeated Tabor squad 
on Wednesday afternoon in Marion, Mass. Recording pins for the Big Blue were co-captain Jeff Pena 
at 130 pounds, Lars Trautman (160), and Kassie Archambault (103), in just 45 seconds. Gabe 
Worgaftik won by technical fall at 119 pounds, and Dan Hackney (171) and Mark Shvartsman (125) 
won by decision. Tabor improved to 10-0-1 on the season, while Andover fell to 3-3. On Saturday, 
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1/24/04 Wrestlers Pin Upset on #1 Loomis; Win Two of Three at Quad Meet 

The Big Blue wrestling team took on three opponents on Saturday in a quad meet at Belmont Hill, 
and came away with a 2-1 record on the day, highlighted by a 41-32 upset of Loomis Chaffee. The 
defending New England champions, Loomis entered the meet ranked #1 in the Class A league. 
Andover opened the day against the host school, Belmont Hill, and, wrestling flat and making too 
many mistakes, came away on the wrong end of a 41-27 score. Mark Shvartsman, Dan Hackney 
and Tom Treat won solid decisions, and Jeff Pena recorded a third period pin, but the other Blue 
wrestlers were luckless. With Loomis up next, a battered and tired Andover team dug deep and 
responded in a big way. Pena, Hackney and Lars Trautman led the way with pins, and Shvartsman 
won his second bout of the day. Steve DeSimone turned the meet around for Andover with a huge 
5-2 win over a quality opponent in a terrific heavyweight match. With the meet on the line. Treat 
stepped up and recorded a 17-0 technical fall victory in the final bout to put the victory in the books. 
Energized by their strong comeback, the Andover grapplers finished the day with a 59-18 romp over 
a Hyde-Woodstock squad depleted by injuries and illness. Gabe Worgaftik moved up a weight class 
and had a big technical fall over a highly ranked foe, and pins by co-captains Pena and Leon Fay, 
plus Ben Stone and Nick Bowen propelled Andover to victory. Pena finished the meet with three pins 
in as many bouts, and now stands 9-0 on the season, with eight pins and one technical fall. 

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1/28/04 PA Pins Hilltoppers 

The Andover wrestlers improved their record to 6-4 with a 66-15 victory over a young Worcester 
Academy team at home on Wednesday. Tom Treat, Alex Green, Mark Shvartsman, Randy Garcia, 
Dan Hackney and Alex Bois all won by pin. Sam Cartmell made his varsity debut and lost a tight 9-7 
decision. Luke Cahill and Justin Lee won exhibition matches, each by pin. The Blue-White intrasquad 
meet held immediately after the meet with Worcester ended with a 17-16 victory for the White 
team, highlighted by a 20-5 technical fall victory by Ben Levenback. On Saturday, the team takes 
on St. Paul's, Tilton and Brooks in a home quad meet, at 3:15pm. 


the dual away. Pins by Worgaftik and Shvartsman brought on Pena, whose 13-2 victory at 130 
pounds guaranteed the win. Garcia finished the meet with a pin as Andover pulled off a major upset 
for the second week in a row to raise their season record to 9-4. The wrestlers travel to Thayer next 
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1/31/04 PA Wrestlers Knock Off Brooks, St. Paul's and Tilton 

Led by senior co-captains Leon Fay and Jeff Pena, the Big Blue wrestlers swept a home quad meet 
on Saturday, defeating Tilton 66-18, St. Paul's 45-30, and a highly regarded Brooks squad, 44-30. 
Fay was 3-0 with 3 pins, and Pena was 3-0 with 2 pins and a major decision that clinched the win 
over Brooks. Gabe Worgaftik, Dan Hackney and Mark Shvartsman also went 3-0 on the day. Against 
a Tilton squad depleted by the flu, Andover won seven of the ten bouts contested, with pins by Fay, 
Hackney, Alex Bois, Worgaftik, Shvartsman, Pena, and Randy Garcia. Against St. Paul's, Fay, 
Hackney, Worgaftik, Shvartsman and Pena had pins, and heavyweight Steve DeSimone won a tough, 
smart 9-2 decision. Brooks also recorded wins over Tilton and St. Paul's, setting up the final dual. 

Fay led off with a pin, but Andover dropped three in a row before Hackney's 7-0 decision at 171 
pounds. Losses in the next two bouts put Andover behind, 30-9, but the Big Blue stepped up and 
won the last seven bouts of the meet, scoring 35 unanswered points. DeSimone scored an upset pin 
at heavyweight, then fan favorite Kassie Archambault won a major decision at 103 pounds, 13-5. 
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2/4/04 Wrestlers Stomp Thayer 

The wrestling team improved their season record to 10-4 with a 50-18 road win over Thayer 
Academy on Wednesday. Gordon Murphy '06 earned his first varsity win, recording a second period 
pin at 130 pounds. Dan Hackney '05 continued his excellent season at 171 pounds, improving his 
record to 13-1 and picking up his seventh pin of the season. Senior leaders Jeff Pena, Leon Fay, and 
Tom Treat also won key bouts, Fay by technical fall. The wrestlers now prepare for Saturday's 2 -00 
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2/7/04 Wrestlers Move to 12-4 With Wins Over Tilton and NMH 

The Big Blue wrestlers ran their winning streak to nine in a row by sweeping a tri-meet on Saturday 
at Norhtfield-Mount Hermon, defeating Tilton 52-30, and the host Hoggers, 45-27. Andover 
benefitted from four forfeits in the win over Tilton, and got pins from Dan Hackney, Alex Bois, and 
Gabe Worgaftik. Both Randy Garcia and Mark Shvartsman won their matches by technical fall, 15-0. 
The dual with NMH was highly anticipated as Andover had not beaten the Hoggers in five years. 

Lars Trautman led off the meet with a second period pin in the 160-lb weight class, then Hackney 
(171) won a tough overtime battle with a quality opponent, 6-4, to put Andover ahead, 9-0. A 
tough loss followed at 189, and Andover forfeited 215 with starter Ben Stone away attending the 
Model UN conference. With the scored tied 9-9, Andover reeled off five wins in a row, with pins from 
Steve DeSimone (275), Kassie Archmbault (103), Tom Treat (112) and Mark Shvartsman (125), 
and a technical fall from Gabe Worgaftik (119), to take a commanding 38-9 lead. Co-captains Jeff 
Pena (135) and Leon Fay (140) added wins of their own, with Pena taking a 12-0 major decision, 
and Fay gutting out a tight 3-2 victory. After a mediocre 3-4 start to the season, the team has 
improved their record to 12-4, and 9-3 in the Class A League. Next up is a rare Tuesday home dual 
with local powerhouse North Andover High School at 3:30 pm. 










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2/10/04 North Andover Too Strong For PA Wrestling 

The wrestling team took on local powerhouse North Andover High School and 
was soundly defeated, 51-12, in a home dual meet on Tuesday. Dan Hackney 
extended his season record to 15-1 with a second period pin, and Gabe 
Worgaftik and Mark Shvartsman won decisions. In exhibition matches, Akshay 
Paintal and Steve DeSimone earned wins. The wrestlers stand 12-5 on the 
season with one dual remaining - at Exeter, on Wednesday February 18. This 
Saturday, the team heads north to compete in the New England Invitational 
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2/14/04 Wrestlers Place 2nd in NE Invitational; 

Exeter, Class A Tourney Ahead 

The PA wrestlers tuned up for next week's Class A league tournament by competing in the New 
England Invitational Tournament held at the Tilton School on Saturday, and placed second out of 14 
teams despite resting three starters. The team was led by three individual champions: Tom Treat 
(1121b), Gabe Worgaftik (1191b) and Mark Shvartsman (1251b). Placing second were Kassie 
Archambault (1031b) and Nick Bowen (1351b). Leon Fay (1401b), Lars Trautman (1601b), and Dan 
Hackney (1711b) finished third. Also competing well were Gordon Murphy, Victor Vazquez, Taylor 
Yates, Ozzy Ahmed, Sam Cartmell, and Ben Stone. Andover brought 14 wrestlers to the tournament, 
and each won at least one match. The Big Blue look forward to Wednesday's dual at Exeter at 3pm. 


















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2/21/04 Wrestlers Third at Class A Tourney 

The PA Wrestling team earned a solid third place finish at the 2004 Class A League Championships 
held Saturday, February 21 at Loomis Chaffee. The host school won the team title with a record 
eight individual champions. Ten Andover wrestlers earned top-six place finishes, led by co-captain 
Jeff Pena, who dominated the 130-pound weight class en route to the individual title. Lower Kassie 
Archambault made league history by becoming the first female competitor to earn a place finish, as 
she reached the finals and finished second at 103 pounds. Uppers Mark Shvartsman (125) and Dan 
Hackney (171), and Lower Gabe Worgaftik (119) each placed third. Earning fourth place medals 
were Senior cop-captain Leon Fay (140) and Senior Lars Trautman (160). Senior Tom Treat (112) 
and Senior Steve DeSimone (275) took fifth, and Upper Alex Bois (189) came home with a sixth 
place medal. Also competing well were Seniors Ben Stone (215) and Taylor Yates (152), and Lowers 
Randy Garcia (135) and Victor Vazquez (145). Andover's point total (179) was the highest in 
several years, and a significant improvement over last year's 133.5 points and sixth place. Next up 
is next weekend's Prep School National tournament, for select wrestlers, and the JV tournament. 
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2/28/04 Schvartsman, Pena Compete at Nationals 

Two members of the Andover wrestling team competed in the 69th annual National Prep School 
Championships hosted by Lehigh University, February 27-28. Mark Shvartsman went 2-2 competing 
at 125 pounds. He lost his first match to the eventual champion, then won two wrestle back 
matches by scores of 7-4 and 8-3 to reach the round of 12, where he lost to the eventual 6th place 
finisher. Jeff Pena went 1-1 competing at 130 pounds. After a first round bye, Jeff won his first 
match by the score of 10-3. He was defeated in the third round by the eventual 8th place finisher 
and was eliminated. The tournament was very competitive, with over 700 total entries, including 57 
in Mark's weight and 55 in Jeff's weight. Blair Academy of New Jersey won the team title. Andover 
finishes the season next weekend with the New England championships at Exeter. Nine Andover 
wrestlers have qualified to compete in the New Englands. 








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Wrestlers Excel at New England's; Pena Ends Career With Strong Showing 

The Phillips Academy wrestling team concluded its season with a strong performance, finishing 
among the top ten teams at the New England Prep School Championships held March 5-6, at Exeter. 
Pre-tournament seeds predicted Andover to finish in 13th place (of the 41 competing schools), but 
the wrestlers outdid themselves, bringing home five individual medals, and a ninth-place team finish. 
Loomis Chaffee won the team title. For Andover, Lower Gabe Worgaftik (1191b) compiled a 4-2 
record and earned fourth place. Along the way he pinned an opponent who had defeated him twice 
previously this season. Upper Mark Shvartsman (1251b) went 3-2 and also finished in fourth place, 
losing a very close match in the semi-finals. Upper Dan Hackney (1711b) went 4-2 and placed fifth, 
outdoing his #6 seed. PG Steve DeSimone (2751b) was perhaps the biggest suprise. Entering the 
tournament unseeded after placing fifth at the league tournament two weeks earlier, Steve was 
defeated in the first round by the Prep School National champ, but came back strong, rattling off 
three straight wins (16-0, pin, 4-3) to earn sixth place. At 1301b, Senior Jeff Pena competed in the 
tournament's strongest weight. Seeded third, Jeff won his first two bouts and advanced to the semi- 
finals, where he faced a rematch of last year's New England finals, which he lost. A year later and a 
year better, Jeff won the rematch in a terrific contest by the score of 4-1, upsetting the defending 
New England champion. In the finals, Jeff faced last year's 1251b champion, who had won three 
straight New England titles, and battled well, placing second. Jeff's foe was voted Outstanding 
Wrestler of the Tournament. Also competing for Andover were Lower Kassie Archambault and Senior 
Tom Treat. Andover's season is complete. 















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SPRING 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE 
2004 



PHILLIPS ACADEMY 
Andover, Massachusetts 


*** 

Martha Fenton, Athletic Director 
Kate Dolan, Assistant Athletic Director 
Karen Kennedy, Scheduling Officer 

www.andover.edu 

Telephone 
(978) 749-4080 


WEDNESDAY. MARCH 31 

Baseball (B V) HAVERHILL HS._ 

(H) 

3:00 

Lacrosse (B V) 

BROOKS 

(H) 

3:00 

FRIDAY. APRIL 2 

Baseball (B V) 

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 

(H) 

4:00 

Tennis (B V) 

BELMONT HILL 

(H) 

3:30 

SATURDAY. APRIL 3 

Baseball (B V) 

BRIDGTON ACADEMY 

(H) 

1:30 

Golf (V) 

TABOR 

(H) 

3:00 

Lacrosse (BV) 

Bridgton Academy 

(A) 

4:00 

Lacrosse (G V) 

Noble & Greenough 

IAI 

2:00 

Softball (G V) 

NOBLES/N AND/LOWELL... 

(H) 

1:00 

TENNIS (BV) 

TAFT 

(H) 

3:00 

TENNIS (G V) 

DEERFIELD 

- .(H) 

1:00 

Ultimate 

N M H./GREENFIELD 

(A) 

2:30 

Volleyball (B V) 

Choate 

(A) 

3:00 

Waterpolo (G V) 

Williston/Hotchkiss 

(A) 

2:00 

TUESDAY. APRIL 6 

Volleyball (B V) 

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 

(H) 

3:45 

WEDNESDAY. APRIL 7 

Baseball (BJV1) Cushing 


3:30 

Baseball (B V) 

TABOR „ 

3:00 

Golf (V) 

EXETER/GDA 

(H) 

2:30 

Lacrosse (B JV1) 

PINGREE 

... (H) 

3:30 

Lacrosse (B JV2) 

GOVERNOR DUMMER 

(H) 

3:00 

Lacrosse (B V) 

NMH 

(H) 

3:30 

Lacrosse (G JV1 ) 

DEERFIELD 

(H) 

4:45 

Lacrosse (G V) 

DEERFIELD 

(H) 

3:30 

Softball (G V) 

LAWRENCE ACADEMY 

(H) 

3:30 

Tennis (B V) 

Concord Academy 

(A) 

3:30 

Tennis (B VB) 

Concord Academy 

(A) 

3:30 

Tennis (G V) 

Tabor 

(A) 

3:15 

Ultimate 

ANDOVER ULTIMATE 

.... (H) 

3:30 

Waterpolo (G V) 

NMH 

(H) 

3:15 

THURSDAY. APRIL 8 

Baseball (B JV1) 

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 

(H) 

4:00 

Golf (V) 

BELMONT HILL 

(H) 

3:45 

FRIDAY. APRIL 9 

Baseball (B V) 

BELMONT HILL 

(H) 

3:45 

Lacrosse (BJV1) 

Governor Dummer 

(A) 

4:30 

Lacrosse (G JV2) 

MILTON 


4:30 

Softball (G V) 

NOBLE HS 

=| 

400 

Tennis (B V) 

GROTON 

4 30 

Tennis (G V) 

GOVERNOR DUMMER .. 

(H) 

4:30 

SATURDAY. APRIL 10 

Baseball (BJV2) ST JOHN S PREP 

1 00 

Crew (B V) 

KENT BROOKLINE HS 

(M) 

200 

Crew (G V) 

KENT BROOKLINE HS 

(H) 

2 00 

Golf (V) 

TILTON 


1:30 


2004 - SPRING ATHLETIC SCHEDULE - 2004 


Lacrosse (B JV2) MASC0N0MET (H) 1:00 

Lacrosse (B V) Tilton (A) 2:30 

Lacrosse (G V) K.U.A (H) 3:30 

Tennis (BV) N.M.H (A) 1:00 

Tennis (BVB) N.M.H (A) 1:00 

Tennis (G JV) Governor Dummer (A) 1 :00 

Tennis (G VB) Governor Dummer (A) 1 :00 

Track & Field (B V) Taft/Deerfield (A) 2:00 

Track & Field (G V) Traft/Deerfield (A) 2:00 

Volleyball (B V) LOOMIS (H) 1:00 

Waterpolo (G V) Choate/Suffield (A) 2:15 

MONDAY, APRIL 12 

Tennis (BV) ST. JOHN'S PREP (H) 3:45 

TUESDAY, APRIL 13 

Baseball (B JV1 ) HAVERHILL HS (H) 3:45 

Tennis (G VB) ANDOVER HS (H) 3:30 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 

Baseball (B JV2) GR. LAWRENCE TECH (H) 3:30 

Baseball (BV) Cushing (A) 3:15 

Golf (V) Holderness (A) 3:15 

Lacrosse (BJV1) HYDE (ME) (H) 2:30 

Lacrosse (B JV2) BERWICK ACADEMY (H) 3:30 

Lacrosse (GJV1) ST. PAUL’S (H) 4:30 

Lacrosse (G JV2) Shore Country Day (A) 3:15 

Lacrosse (G V) ST. PAUL’S (H) 3:15 

Softball (G JV) LAWRENCE ACADEMY (H) 3:30 

Softball (G V) K.U.A (A) 4:00 

Tennis (BJV) TABOR (H) 3:00 

Tennis (BVB) TABOR (H) 3:00 

Tennis (G JV) TILTON (H) 2:30 

Tennis (GV) St. Paul’s (A) 3:15 

Waterpolo (G V) Exeter (A) 4:00 

THURSDAY, APRIL 15 

Track & Field (B V) READING HS (H) 3:45 

Track & Field (G V) READING HS (H) 3:45 

Volleyball (B V) ANDOVER HS (H) 3:45 

Volleyball (B JV) ANDOVER HS (H) 3:45 

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 

Baseball (BV) B.B.&N (H) 4:45 

Lacrosse (GJV1) SHORE COUNTRY DAY (H) 4:00 

Lacrosse (GV) Groton (A) 4:30 

Softball (G V) WORCESTER (H) 4:30 

Tennis (BVB) MIDDLESEX (H) 4:30 

Ultimate NEWTON NORTH ULTIMATE. ..(H) 3:30 

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 

Baseball (BV) WORCESTER (H) 12:30 

Crew(BV) St. John’s/Simsb/Exeter (A) 3:00 

Crew (G V) Simsbury/Exeter (A) 3:00 

Lacrosse (B V) HYDE (ME) (H) 2:00 


Tennis (GV) CHOATE (H) 3:15 

Tennis (GVB) CHOATE (H) 3:15 

SUNDAY, APRIL 18 

Cycling Adelphia @ Plymouth, MA (A) 9:00 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 

Baseball (BJV1) NORTH READING HS (H) 2:15 

Baseball (B JV2) BELMONT HILL (H) 3:00 

Cycling Tilton (A) 3:00 

Lacrosse (BV) Holderness (A) 3:30 

Lacrosse (GJV1) PINKERTON (H) 4:15 

Lacrosse (G JV2) PINGREE (H) 3:15 

Lacrosse (GV) Harvard (A) 3:15 

Softball (G JV) GOVERNOR DUMMER (H) 2:30 

Softball (GV) NORTH READING HS (H) 2:00 

Tennis (BJV) BELMONT HILL (H) 2:30 

Tennis (B VB) ANDOVER HS (H) 2:00 

Tennis (GJV) WINSOR (H) 4:15 

Tennis (GVB) WINSOR (H) 4:15 

Ultimate N.M.H (H) 3:30 

Volleyball (B V) Lawrence HS (A) 3:00 

THURSDAY, APRIL 22 

Tennis (G V) CENTRAL CATHOLIC (H) 3:15 

FRIDAY, APRIL 23 

Baseball (BJV1) ST. JOHN'S PREP (H) 3:45 

Crew (G V) BROMFIELD ROWING (H) 3:45 

Golf (V) NEW HAMPTON (H) 3:30 

Golf (V) DANA HALL (H) 3:30 

Tennis (BJV) BERWICK ACADEMY (H) 4:30 

Ultimate Concord Academy (A) 4:30 

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 

Baseball (B JV2) Brooks (A) 1:45 

Baseball (BV) N.M.H (A) 1:30 

Crew(BV) Salisbury (A) 3:00 

Lacrosse (B JV1) Deerfield (A) 2:30 

Lacrosse (B JV2) Proctor (A) 1:00 

Lacrosse (B V) Deerfield (A) 2:30 

Lacrosse (G JV1) Proctor (A) 1:00 

Lacrosse (G JV2) Proctor (A) 2:15 

Lacrosse (G V) TAFT (H) 3:30 

Softball (GV) TABOR/CUSHING/EXETER (H) 2:00 

Tennis (BV) DEERFIELD (H) 12:30 

Tennis (BVB) DEERFIELD (H) 12:30 

Tennis (GJV) EXETER (H) 3:00 

Tennis (GV) EXETER (H) 3:00 

Tennis (GVB) EXETER (H) 3:00 

Track & Field (B JV) N.M.H./MILTON/SPS (H) 2:00 

Track & Field (B V) N.M.H./MILTON/SPS (H) 2:00 

Track & Field (G JV) N.M.H./MILTON/SPS (H) 2:00 

Track & Field (G V) N.M.H./MILTON/SPS (H) 2:00 

Volleyball (B JV) N.M.H (H) 2:15 


Volleyball (B V) 

N.M.H 

•(H) 

1:00 

Waterpolo (G V) 

Loomis/N.M.H 

-(A) 

1:30 

MONDAY, APRIL 26 

Tennis (G V) 

ANDOVER HS 

•(H) 

3:30 

TUESDAY, APRIL 27 

Volleyball (B V) 

HAVERHILL HS 

..(H) 

3:30 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 

Baseball (BJV1) BELMONT HILL 

..(H) 

3:00 

Baseball (B V) 

TUFTS 

..(H) 

4:00 

Cycling 

Holderness @ Plymouth, NH. 

...(A) 

3:00 

Golf (V) 

St. Mark's 

...(A) 

3:00 

Lacrosse (B JV1) 

Tabor 

• ••(A) 

3:30 

Lacrosse (B JV2) 

CHELMSFORD HS 

...(H) 

3:15 

Lacrosse (B V) 

Tabor 

...(A) 

3:30 

Lacrosse (G JV1) 

GOVERNOR DUMMER 

...(H) 

4:30 

Lacrosse (G JV2) 

PIKE SCHOOL 

...(H) 

3:00 

Lacrosse (G V) 

GOVERNOR DUMMER 

...(H) 

3:00 

Softball (G JV) 

PIKE SCHOOL 

...(H) 

3:00 

Softball (G V) 

Exeter 

...(A) 

3:15 

Tennis (B JV) 

Exeter 

...(A) 

3:00 

Tennis (B V) 

Exeter 

...(A) 

3:00 

Tennis (B VB) 

Exeter 

...(A) 

3:00 

Track & Field (B JV) 

Andover HS 

...(A) 

3:30 

Track & Field (B V) 

Andover HS 

...(A) 

3:30 

Track & Field (G JV) 

Andover HS 

...(A) 

3:30 

Track & Field (G V) 

Andover HS 

...(A) 

3:30 

Ultimate 

Haverhill Ultimate 

...(A) 

3:00 

Waterpolo (G V) 

WILLISTON NORTHHAMPTON (H) 

3:30 

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 

Softball (G V) 

NEW HAMPTON 

...(H) 

3:00 

Tennis (G V) 

Newton Country Day 

...(A) 

4:15 

Tennis (G VB) 

Brooks 

...(A) 

4:00 

SATURDAY, MAY 1 

Baseball (BJV1) 

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 

...(H) 

2:00 

Baseball (B JV2) 

ST. PAUL'S 

...(H) 

3:00 

Baseball (B V) 

Exeter 

...(A) 

2:30 

Crew (B V) 

St. Paul’s 

...(A) 

3:00 

Crew (G V) 

St. Paul’s 

...(A) 

3:00 

Golf (V) 

Deerfield 

• ••(A) 

3:30 

Lacrosse (B JV1) 

LOOMIS 

...(H) 

3:45 

Lacrosse (B V) 

LOOMIS 

...(H) 

3:45 

Lacrosse (G JV1) 

TABOR 

...(H) 

4:30 

Lacrosse (G V) 

TABOR 

...(H) 

3:15 

Tennis (G V) 

N.M.H 

...(H) 

3:15 

Tennis (G VB) 

N.H.M 

...(H) 

3:15 

Volleyball (B V) 

Loomis 

-.(A) 

4:00 

SUNDAY, MAY 2 

Cycling 

Gould @ Bethel, ME 

...(A) 

11:00 

Ultimate 

TOURNEY 

...(H) 

9:00 


This schedule subject to change. We encourage you to check our website for updates, www.andover.edu 



TUESDAY, MAY 4 

Volleyball (B V) CENTRAL CATHOLIC (H) 3:45 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 

Baseball (B JV2) Gr. Lawrence Tech (A) 3:30 

Baseball (BV) CUSHING (H) 3:00 

Golf (V) Thayer/B.B.&N (A) 2:30 

Lacrosse (BJV1) WORCESTER (H) 3:00 

Lacrosse (B JV2) PINGREE (H) 3:30 

Lacrosse (B V) WORCESTER (H) 3:00 

Lacrosse (GJV1) MILTON (H) 4:30 

Lacrosse (G JV2) BROOKWOOD SCHOOL (H) 3:30 

Lacrosse (G V) MILTON (H) 3:15 

Softball (G JV) Milton (A) 3:15 

Softball (GV) B.B.&N (A) 3:15 

Tennis (BJV) Pingree (A) 3:15 

Tennis (BVB) Milton (A) 3:15 

Tennis (G JV) MIDDLESEX (H) 2:30 

Tennis (GV) MILTON (H) 3:15 

Tennis (GVB) MILTON (H) 3:15 

Track & Field (B JV) CUSHING (H) 3:30 

Track & Field (B V) CUSHING (H) 3:30 

Track & Field (G JV) CUSHING (H) 3:30 

Track & Field (G V) CUSHING (H) 3:30 

Ultimate CSW (H) 3:45 

THURSDAY, MAY 6 

Baseball (BJV1) MALDEN CATHOLIC (H) 3:30 

FRIDAY, MAY 7 

Tennis (GJV) PIKE SCHOOL (H) 3:45 

Tennis (B V) MILTON (H) 3:45 

SATURDAY, MAY 8 

Baseball (BJV1) Governor Dummer (A) 2:00 

Baseball (B JV2) Deerfield (H) 12:30 

Baseball (BV) Deerfield (H) 12:30 

Crew (B V) TABOR/EXETER (H) 3:00 

Crew (G V) TABOR/EXETER (H) 3:00 

Cycling Exeter (A) 2:00 

Golf (V) GDA/Exeter (A) 2:00 

Lacrosse (BJV1) MASCONOMET (H) 1:30 

Lacrosse (B JV2) Loomis (A) 2:30 

Lacrosse (BV) K.U.A (A) 3:30 

Lacrosse (G JV1) Loomis (A) 3:45 

Lacrosse (G JV2) Loomis (A) 3:45 

Lacrosse (GV) Loomis (A) 2:30 

Softball (GV) STONELEIGH-BURNHAM (H) 12:30 

Softball (GV) DEERFIELD (H) 2:30 

Tennis (BV) Choate (A) 3:00 

Tennis (BVB) Choate (A) 3:00 

Tennis (GV) Loomis (A) 2:30 

Volleyball (B JV) CHOATE (H) 1:30 

Volleyball (B V) CHOATE (H) 1:30 


Waterpolo (G V) Deerfield/Suffield (A) 2:00 

MONDAY, APRIL 10 

Softball (G V) BROOKS (H) 4:00 

TUESDAY, MAY 11 

Golf (G V) Girls' Golf Tournament (A) 9:30 

WEDNESDAY. MAY 12 

Baseball (B JV2) Exeter (A) 3:00 

Baseball (B V) Tabor (A) 3:30 

Crew (G V) LOWELL HS (H) 4:00 

Cycling Proctor @ Loudon, NH (A) 3:00 

Golf (V) RIVERS (H) 3:30 

Lacrosse (BJV1) PINKERTON (H) 4:15 

Lacrosse (B JV2) PINKERTON (H) 4:15 

Lacrosse (B V) MOSES BROWN (H) 3:30 

Lacrosse (GJV1) Thayer (A) 4:45 

Lacrosse (G V) Thayer (A) 3:30 

Tennis (BJV) Fessenden (A) 3:15 

Tennis (B V) EXETER (H) 2:30 

Tennis (G V) Thayer (A) 3:30 

Tennis (G VB) CONCORD ACADEMY (H) 3:45 

Ultimate MASCONOMET (H) 3:15 

Volleyball (B V) LAWRENCE HS (H) 4:00 

FRIDAY, MAY 14 

Lacrosse (G JV2) PIKE SCHOOL (H) 3:45 

Softball (G JV) Lawrence Academy (A) 4:30 

Track & Field (B JV) Andover HS (A) 3:30 

Track & Field (G JV) Andover HS (A) 3:30 

SATURDAY, MAY 15 

Baseball (B JV1 ) LOWELL TECH (H) 3:30 

Baseball (B JV2) Pingree (A) 1:30 

Baseball (B V) Tourney@Holy Cross (A) 9:00 

Crew (B V) N.M.HVTABOR (H) 1:30 

Crew (G V) N.M.HVTABOR (H) 1:30 

Cycling Profile School (A) 1 1 :00 

Golf (V) Exeter/GDA (A) 2:00 

Lacrosse (B JV1 ) Choate (A) 3:30 

Lacrosse (B JV2) PROCTOR (H) 2:00 

Lacrosse (BV) Choate (A) 3:30 

Lacrosse (G V) Tournament (A) 9:00 

Softball (G V) BIG EAST (H) 10:00 

Tennis (B JV) CUSHING (H) 2:00 

Tennis (BVB) CUSHING (H) 2:00 

Tennis (BV) Tournament (A) 9:30 

Tennis (G JV) Brooks (A) 1:30 

Tennis (GVB) Deerfield (A) 1:45 

Track & Field (B V) Interschols (A) 10:00 

Track & Field (G V) Interschols (A) 10:00 

Ultimate Greenfield Tourney (A) 9:15 

Volleyball (B JV) N.M.H (A) 3:15 

Volleyball (B V) N.M.H (A) 3:15 

Waterpolo (G V) Tourney (A) 9:00 

SUNDAY, MAY 16 

Softball (G V) BIG EAST (H) 9:00 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 

Baseball (BJV1) ANDOVER HS 


Baseball (B JV2) 
Cycling 

Lacrosse (B JV1) 
Lacrosse (B JV2) 
Lacrosse (B V) 
Lacrosse (G JV1) 
Lacrosse (G JV2) 
Lacrosse (G V) 
Softball (G V) 
Tennis (B JV) 
Tennis (B V) 
Tennis (B VB) 
Tennis (G JV) 
Tennis (G V) 
Tennis (G VB) 
Ultimate 


(H) 

Milton (A) 

New Hampton @ Bristol, NH....(A) 


CHELMSFORD HS 
Governor Dummer 

Pomfret 

Brooks 

Milton 

Brooks 

Governor Dummer 

EXETER 

ANDOVER HS 

EXETER 

Exeter 

Exeter 

Exeter 

EXETER 


FRIDAY, MAY 21 

Lacrosse (G V) 

SATURDAY, MAY 22 

Baseball (BJV1) 

Baseball (B V) 

Baseball (B V) 

Crew (B V) 

Crew (G V) 

Cycling 

Lacrosse (BJV1) 

Lacrosse (B V) 

Lacrosse (B V) 

Lacrosse (G JV1) 

Softball (G V) 

Tennis (B V) 

Tennis (G V) 

Track & Field (B JV) EXETER 
Track & Field (B V) EXETER 
Track & Field (G JV) EXETER 
Track & Field (G V) 

Volleyball (B V) 

Waterpolo (G V) 


.(H) 

(A) 

(A) 

..(A) 

■•(A) 

(A) 

••(A) 

■(H) 

■(H) 

..(H) 

..(A) 

..(A) 

(A) 

.(H) 


3:00 

3:15 

3:00 

3:15 

3:00 

4:00 

4.00 

3:15 

2:45 

3:15 

2:30 

3:30 

2:30 

3:00 

3:00 

3:00 

3:15 


EXETER 

EXETER 

EXETER 

ALUMNI 

Interscholastics.. 

Interscholastics.. 

Exeter 

EXETER 

EXETER 

ALUMNI 

EXETER 

EXETER 

Tournament 

NEPSAC 


EXETER. 

Loomis.. 

EXETER. 


..(H) 5:30 


.(H) 

.(H) 


2:00 

1:00 


..(H) 10:30 
..(A) 10:00 
..(A) 8:00 
..(A) 2:00 
..(H) 2:00 
..(H) 2:30 
..(H) 11:00 
..(H) 2:00 
..(H) 1:00 
..(A) 12:00 


..(A) 

..(H) 

..(H) 

.(H) 

-(H) 


9:30 

2:00 

2:00 

2:00 

2:00 


.(A) 11:00 
.(H) 2:15 


Fans' Code of Conduct 

Phillips Academy strives to encourage good sportsmanship 
throughout our athletic program, and this includes good fan 
behavior. We expect all spectators at our contests to be respectful 
of athletes, coaches, officials and other spectators. Fans are 
encouraged to applaud the efforts of their team and should not 
engage in any behavior that is critical, distracting, or derogatory 
toward opponents or officials. We believe it is imperative to let the 
athletes, coaches, and officials play the game. Fans can be an 
“extra person” for their squad, supporting and cheering on their 
side, but our school will not permit any behavior that detracts 
from the proper conduct of the game or disadvantages an athlete 
or team. 


CAPTAINS AND COACHES 

BASEBALL 

Kevin McGravey, Captain 
Andy Cline, Coach 

BOYS’ CREW 

Garrett Kirk, Captain 
Peter Washburn, Coach 

GIRLS’ CREW 

Jessie Daigneault, Captain 
Kathryn Green, Coach 

CYCLING 

P. Thatcher Clay, Captain 
S. Thayer Zaeder, Coach 

GOLF 

Greg Feldmann, Captain 
Nat Smith, Coach 

BOYS’ LACROSSE 

Thomas Barron, Captain 
John Dugan, Coach 

GIRLS’ LACROSSE 

Whitney Kelly, Captain 
Kate Dolan, Coach 

SOFTBALL 

Dorothy Voorhees, Captain 
Peter Drench, Coach 

BOYS’ TENNIS 

Russel Dykema, Captain 
Greg Wilkin, Coach 

GIRLS’ TENNIS 

TBA, Captain 
Martha Grant, Coach 

BOYS’ TRACK 

Anwell Lanfranco, Captain 
Lou Bernieri, Corbin Lang, Coaches 

GIRLS’ TRACK 

Elizabeth Robie, Captain 
Lou Bernieri, Corbin Lang, Coaches 

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL 

Abhinay Eswarappa, Captain 
Clyfe Beckwith, Coach 

GIRLS’ WATERPOLO 

Kathryn Page, Captain 
Elizabeth Meyer, Coach 

ATHLETIC ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR 

Thomas Barron 




SPORT: 

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VARSITY BASEBALL 
2004 ROSTER 


NAME 

POS 

YR 

HOMETOWN 

Geraghty, Andrew 

OF 

'05 

Reading, MA 

McDonald, Jed 

OF 

'04 

Hingham, MA 

Gilbert, Graham 

C, IB 

'05 

Andover, MA 

McGravey, Kevin 

P, INF 

'04 

Lawrence, MA 

Rolecek, Steve 

INF, OF 

'05 

Bedford, NH 

Boylan, Matt 

P, IB, OF 

'06 

Danvers, MA 

Platt, Evan 

P, INF 

'06 

Austin, TX 

Hoesley, Connor 

INF 

'04 

Lake Forest, IL 

Durkin, Jamie 

P, INF 

'05 

Dracut, MA 

Giller, David 

IB, OF 

'06 

Swamp scott, MA 

Dignard, Tom 

C, OF 

'06 

Reading, MA 

Schneider, Cory 

C, OF 

'04 

Marblehead, MA 

Church, Tom 

P, IB 

'05 

New York, NY 

Sherrill, Stephen 

INF 

'05 

New York, NY 

Foley, Mike 

INF 

'04 

Medford, MA 

Schaefer, Justin 

P, IB, OF 

'05 

North Reading, MA 

Crabtree, Adam 

P, OF 

'04 

Homosassa, FL 

Kevin McGravey '04 

Beryl Sinclair '05 
Laylah, Mohammed 

'05 

Coaches: Andy Cline 

Hale Sturges 
Tom McGraw 




































































































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RESULTS: 4- 4 


4/9/04 PA Nine Drops 9-4 Decision to Belmont Hill 

After a rough first inning in which they spotted the visiting Belmont Hill team to a 5-0 lead, the 
Andover baseball team settled down and played competitive baseball over the next six frames. Jed 
McDonald (RF) hit a solo home run in the second inning to but the Blue on the board, and Evan Platt 
(SS) drove in two more with fourth-inning single. Tom Dignard (RF-C) had two hits, and Kevin 
McGravey (2B) picked up the other PA RBI. Right-hander Tom Church started on the mound for the 
Blue, and pitched well after the difficult first inning in which he walked 3 and gave up a pair of hits. 
Jamie Durkin came on in the fifth to pitch two scoreless innings before being nicked for two runs in 
the seventh. Andover travels to Ashburnham on Wednnesday, April 14 to take on league rival 
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The Andover varsity baseball team picked up its first win of the season 7-4 over host Cushing on 
Wednesday. With the bases loaded, two outs and PA trailing by a run in the last inning, Tom 
Dignard came through with a two-run double down the right field line, and Adam Crabtree followed 
with a long triple to center field to drive in 2 more. On the mound, Crabtree pitched a gem with a 
complete game 2-hitter and 13 strikeouts. The team had a shaky third inning; after posting a 3-0 
lead in the top of the inning, PA had two throwing errors allowing Cushing to tie the score 3-3. But 
the Blue battled until the final out and came away with the win. Crabtree had 3 RBI's in all, and 
Connor Hoesley knocked in two. The team is now 1-2 for the season and 1-1 in the Central New 
England Prep School League. Andover takes on BB&N Friday at home and then faces league rival 
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4/17/04 Baseball Drops Two To Worcester 

The varsity baseball team lost two close games to Worcester Academy in a Saturday doubleheader. 
In the opener, the Blue grabbed an early 2-0 lead on an RBI single by Adam Crabtree and a 
sacrifice fly by Connor Hoesley in the first inning. Jamie Durkin made his first varsity start on the 
mound and pitched very well, holding the lead until the visitors tied it in the sixth 2-2. Durkin and 
reliever Evan Platt ran into some trouble in the seventh as Worcester scored 4 runs, and Andover 
could only muster one run in the bottom of the inning to make the final 6-3. In the second game PA 
also got on the board first as Andrew Geraghty was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on a hit 
by Adam Crabtree. The Blue added another run in the fourth when Jed McDonald tripled to right 
center with one out, and Mike Foley followed with a single to left. Tom Church pitched very well and 
was supported by solid defense as he shut out the Hilltoppers through the first five innings before 
surrendering a pair of runs in the sixth. Unfortunately, the bull pen couldn't hold Worcester in check 
as the visitors pushed across 3 runs in the top of the seventh for a 5-2 lead that turned out to be 
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4/28/04 Baseball Team Downs JV Jumbos 

The Andover baseball team took on the Tufts University JV squad on Wednesday afternoon at Phelps 
Park, and the home team pounded out 14 hits to earn a 10-6 victory. The game went back and 
forth through the early innings and was tied at 5-5 entering the bottom of the fourth when the Blue 
scored 4 runs on 5 hits to take the lead for good. The decisive rally started when Steve Rolecek (2 
for 3 plus a walk) singled with one out. Then Tom Dignard (3 for 4 with 2 RBI's) hit a sinking liner 
to right for a single that was misplayed by the Tufts outfielder allowing Rolecek to score and 
Dignard to reach third base. Adam Crabtree then lofted a single over the drawn in infield to plate 
Dignard, and Connor Hoesley followed by smashing a double down the right field line to drive in 
Crabtree and chase the Tufts starting pitcher from the game. After the pitching change, Mike Foley 
blasted a 2-out double off the fence in left center to drive in the fourth run of the inning. Evan Platt 
was the starting pitcher for the Blue and went 3 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits. Lefty Matt Boylan 
followed for the next 3 innings yielding 2 runs on 2 hits and picking up the win. Mike Foley pitched 
the seventh to close out the game. Cory Schneider had a pair of doubles to spark rallies in both the 
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THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS April 2, 2004 




themselves as a New England 
powerhouse. 

While ten members of the 
team graduated, six remain, 
including four seniors. 

The team will rely upon the 
talent of veterans Captain Kevin 
McGravey ’04, Adam Crabtree 
‘04, Connor Hoesley ‘04, and 
Cory Schneider ‘04 as well as 
the younger, yet very impressive 
arms of Tom 
Church ’05 and 
Justin Schaefer 
’05. 

New to the 
squad are post- 
graduates Mike 
Foley ’04 and Jed 
McDonald ‘04, 
who both are sure 
to add to the 
team’s strength 
on both sides of 
the field. 

The versatili- 
ty of McGravey 
and Foley will 
challenge oppos- 
ing batters with 
Kevin McGravey ’04 led the team with a their unyielding 
.481 batting average last year. middle infield 


by Alex Lebow 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


This spring, the Phillips 
Academy baseball team looks to 
build upon an 
excellent 2003 
season, one in 
which the Big 
Blue again 
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Baseball 


Spring 2004 

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coverage, highlighting the 
strength of the infield. 
McGravey, a 2003 offensive 
force, led the team with a team- 
high .481 batting average and 
.567 on base percentage. 

Hoesley and Crabtree may 
split time at third base, while 
McDonald patrols the outfield, 
and Crabtree and Church share 
the duties at first. 

Although the pitching rota- 
tion has yet to be finalized, 
Crabtree and Church will cer- 
tainly lead the staff. Pitching 
sensation Crabtree posted a 4-1 
record, 1.81 era and led all 
Andover pitchers in 2003 with 
fifty strikeouts. Now as a senior, 
Crabtree, the reigning league 
MVP, will surely intimidate 
opposing hitters. Church, a vet- 
eran member of the team, adds 
to the depth of talent. 

After earning the trust of his 
pitchers last season, Cory 
Schneider will take over behind 
the plate. 

At this point, Coach Andy 
Cline will certainly be adjusting 
the offensive and defensive 
arrangements and pitching staff. 


The six returning members 
must bear enormous weight, 
however the newcomers will be 
heavily depended upon through- 
out the duration of the season. 

Coach Cline remarked, 
“Along with our returnees, we 
have a younger contingent of JV 
players who have the ability to 
play more than one position and 
truly benefit our program.” 

In preparation for the 
upcoming season, the Andover 
baseball program traveled to 
Coco Beach, Florida for a vigor- 
ous week of training. Players 
were able to have a go at range 
of positions, and the trip served 
as a bit of an evaluation period 
for coaches. 

While at first the team 
seemed unacquainted with one 
another, McGravey was 
impressed by the “instant con- 
nection within the entire squad.” 
This will certainly prove to be 
valuable when the team official- 
ly opens the season tomorrow 
against Bridgton Academy. 

Throughout the spring, 
league contenders such as 
Cushing, NMH and Tabor will 


challenge the Big Blue, while 
the strong pitching staffs of both 
Phillips Exeter and Worcester 
Academy should bring thrilling 
games. 

With the announcement of 
2004 roster in the near future, a 
large number of younger play- 
ers, many of them pitchers, 
catchers, and outfielders, hope 
to build on their 
progress and earn 
a spot on the 
squad. 

As a whole, 
the team must 
avoid injuries, 
and maintain a 
solid balance in 
the field and at 
the plate. 

On a more 
solemn note, after 
over three 

decades of base- 
ball at Andover, 
assistant coach 
Hale Sturges will 
retire. His on the 
field presence 
and game expert- 
ise will truly be 


missed. 

For 2004, the PA baseball 
team looks to repeat their suc- 
cess from past championship 
seasons. With hard work, solid 
team chemistry, and the winning 
attitude the baseball program 
has grown accustomed to, the 
rest of New England better 
watch out. 



B. Kaiser/ The Phillipian 


Tom Church ’05 joins the upper ranks of 
the pitching staff this year. 






THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS April 9, 2004 



5-5 cl, 




K. Matsumoto/ The Phillipian 


Tom Church’05 pitches during his first start of the season against Belmont Hill last Friday 
afternoon. 


Baseball Beats Cushing For First Win 


by Alex Lebow 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Belmont Hill 


Andover 

4 


Andover 

Cushing 


After crushing setbacks 

against Tabor Academy and 
Belmont Hill, 
the Phillips 
Academy 
Varsity baseball 
team sought to 
come away with 
their first “W” 
Wednesday against the Cushing 

Penguins. Despite the gloomy 
weather, the Big Blue left nothing 
on the field following their dra- 
matic come-from-behind 7-4 win 
in Ashbumham. 

Concerned with Friday’s 9-4 
loss to Belmont Hill, the timely 
and powerful offense protected 
starter Adam Crabtree ’04 espe- 
cially well. For a team with early 
hitting plights, Wednesday’s 
match finally proved that the 
squad will be an aggressive offen- 
sive foundation this season. 

On the rubber, Crabtree 
bemused opposing batters with a 
deceptive curveball and a sizzling 
fastball. In his complete game 


performance, the ace struck out 
thirteen, four on curveballs, and 
allowed just two hits. 

Until the first half of the third 
inning, the Andover bats connect- 
ed, but could not get away from 
the excellent Cushing defense. 
Nevertheless, Crabtree and 
Connor Hoesley ‘04 connected 
for doubles in the top of the third 
inning, scoring three runners. 

Andover struggled to retain 
the lead in the bottom of the 
inning. Despite a leadoff strike- 
out, a hit batter and a few regret- 
table defensive decisions proved 
to be somewhat costly. Cushing 
scored their final run in the fourth 
on an unearned run as a result of a 
passed ball. 

Down one after entering the 
seventh inning, the Big Blue 
refused to suffer another heart- 
breaking loss. As the opposing 
pitcher retired the first two 
Andover batters, Mike Foley ’04 
drew a significant walk. Pinch- 
hitter Steve Rolecek ’05 demon- 
strated excellent confidence at the 
plate as he drew a walk from the 
second Cushing reliever of the 
inning. To load the bases. Matt 
Boy lan ’06 drew the final walk. 
From there, slugger Tom Dignard 
’06 ripped a double to right, scor- 
ing two, and Crabtree helped his 
own cause with a triple to deep 


centerfield which also scored two. 
Even though the offense needed 
the first few innings to find a 
rhythm, the late inning dramatics, 
spurred by patient walks, perfect- 
ly demonstrated the true essence 
of Andover’s ball club. 

In the second inning of play 
of Friday’s game against Belmont 
Hill, Jed McDonald ’04 blasted a 
solo shot to left to put the home 
team on the board. Evan Platt ’06 
connected for a two-RBI double 
in the fourth inning, while 
Captain Kevin McGravey ‘04 hit 
a sacrifice to the shortstop to 
score Justin Schaefer ‘05 in the 
fifth inning. 

A strong pitching perform- 
ance late in the game by Jamie 
Durkin ’05, who whitewashed the 
opposition in back to back 1-2-3 
innings, impressed teammates. 
Outfielder Schaefer aided his 
pitcher with a tremendous throw 
to home to deny Belmont Hill of 
one more run. 

Early on, starter Tom Church 
’05 struggled to find the plate, but 
he soon regained his composure 
and disregarded the five run first 
inning. 

Andover will face former ISL 
champions, Buckingham Brown 
and Nichols today, with youngster 
Matt Boyland earning his first 
official start on the mound. 







THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS APRIL 23, 2004 



E. Gelb/7Vif Phillipian 


Despite an impressive pitching performance by Jamie Durkin ’05 in game one of the Big Blue’s doubleheader with Worcester, 
the Andover Varsity Baseball team came up short, failing to create enough offense. 

While Church, Durkin ’05 Sizzle on Mound, 
Bats Fizzle as Andover Drops Doubleheader I 


by Alex Lebow 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



Worcester 

Andover 





In baseball, the most suc- 
cessful franchises dominate 
their opponents 
by finding ways 
to bury them on 
both sides of the 
ball. 

Even though 
Phillips 
Academy starting pitchers 
Adam Crabtree ’04, Tom 
Church ’05, and Jamie Durkin 
’05 have pfoven their capability 
in shutting down opposing 
offenses, the Andover bats have 
yet to find their spark. Despite 
the strong outings of Durkin and 
Church in the games of this past 
Saturday’s doubleheader, the 
Big Blue lost both in the final 
inning of play. 

In the first of the two, starter 
Jamie Durkin’05 kept the ball 
down in the zone and main- 
tained a sharp curveball. 
However, in the seventh inning, 
Durkin gave up three unearned 


runs off a defensive mistake in 
the outfield. This put Worcester 
up three runs going into the bot- 
tom of the seventh, with the 
struggling Andover offense at 
the plate. Unable to score in the 
last inning, Andover conceded 
game one 6-3. 

On the rubber in the second 
game. Church pitched excep- 
tionally well through six, high- 
lighted by striking out the side 
in the third inning. Church sur- 
rendered only a few hits that led 
to two Worcester runs. 

Entering the seventh inning, 
the bullpen could not hold onto 
Church’s strong outing, as 
Worcester gained a fatal three 
run advantage. 

In spite of the early offense 
from Dave Giller ’06, who 
smoked a fastball to left for a 
single, Crabtree, who knocked 
in Andrew Geraghty ’05 with a 
single to left, and the doubles of 
Jed McDonald ’04 and Mike 
Foley ’04, Andover could not 
recapture the lead in the sev- 
enth. 

Once again, the Big Blue 
bats fizzled when they needed it 
most, sending Andover to a 5-2 
loss that left the team at 1-4 
overall. 

For the future, Andover must 


capitalize on the mental mis- 
takes of the opponent, especial- 
ly against a weak defensive 
team such as Worcester 
Academy. Injured captain and 
middle infielder Kevin 
McGravey ’04, out since last 
week with back problems, reit- 
erated this point, saying, “The 
squad can’t allow good teams to 
hang around.” 

Despite Andover’s record, 
there is quite a bit of optimism 
for the rest of the season. 
Discounting its out of league 
loss to Belmont Hill, Andover’s 
1-3 record places the Big Blue 
last in the division, not far 
behind any challenger, particu- 
larly Exeter, who holds a 1-2 
intra-conference record. The tal- 
ent balance of the Central New 
England League will prove to be 
an asset for the Big Blue, who 
still anticipates a finish near the 
top of the league. 

Hoping for a sweep of 
Northfield Mount Hermon this 
weekend, the Big Blue seeks an 
opportunity to regain its footing 
and enter next week with some 
momentum. 

McGravey expects to play I 
some in Saturday’s game, and 
veterans such as Connor 
Hoesley ’04 look to be heating 


up. 

In most games up to this 
point, Andover has claimed 
early leads, but has had trouble 
scoring the necessary insurance 
runs. 

These runs will surely shrink 
the enthusiasm of a pesky oppo- 
nent and guarantee success 
throughout the remainder of the 
season. 

With optimistic words 'for 
the future. Captain McGravey 
underscored the team’s strength 
in their ability to “gel as the sea- 
son progresses.” 

With strong pitching, an 
awakening attack, and a tight 
team, the wins Will surely fol- 
low. 








B. Kaisei/T/ie Phillipian 

Steve Sherrill ’05 and the Andover Varsity Baseball team got back in the swing of things this past week, banging out twenty-five 
hits during its doubleheader with NMH, taking one of two games, before taking out Tufts J V at home. 

Andover Baseball Bats, Playoff Hopes Resurrected, 
Boys in Blue Split Two with NMH, Pound Tufts JV 


by Alex Lebow 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

You can take a breath now. 
The Big Blue bats are alive and 
well. 

After a slow 
start to the sea- 
son, the Phillips 
Academy 
Baseball team 
found its offen- 
sive rhythm this past Saturday 
in a doubleheader against NMH 
and again on Wednesday against 
the Tufts JV. 

Besting the NMH Hoggers’ 
ten hits over the doubleheader. 



Andover’s 25 hits sparked an 
offensive explosion that resulted 
in a two game split. 

The Big Blue’s strong offen- 
sive statement helped secure a 
win for game one starter Tom 
Church ’05, while it came up 
just short for game two starter 
Adam Crabtree ’04. 

Capped by two-hit perform- 
ances from Mike Foiey ’04, 
Connor Hoesley ‘04, and Evan 
Platt ’06 in the first game, 
Andover’s offense was relent- 
less. For a team with recent 
trouble putting opponents away 
after taking early leads, the Big 
Blue surely proved critics 


wrong in its best offensive per- 
formance of the year. Hoesley, 
Platt, and Andrew Geraghty ‘05 
knocked in two apiece, while 
Tom Dignard ’06, Justin Schafer 
‘05, Matt Boylan ’06, and in his 
first game back, catcher Cory 
Schneider ‘04 each recorded one 
RBI. 

The offensive performance 
should not overshadow the out- 
ing on the mound by Church. 
Citing his excitement with the 
offense, Church explained, “In 
my previous starts, I felt a lot of 
pressure to maintain a great per- 
formance through seven, but 
now with the guys hitting the 


ball, I feel less strain, which 
allows me to throw the ball bet- 
ter.” 

Although the ace admitted 
that his curveball lacked a bit of 
its normal movement, good con- 
trol of his fastball allowed him 
to go the distance with six 
strikeouts. He surrendered only 
one unearned run on a walk and 
five hits. 

Up on NMH after a 12-1 
win, the Big Blue ball club was 
caught off guard in the final 
inning of game two when the 
Hoggers laid down a game-end- 
ing, bases-loaded squeeze bunt. 
After matching the score at six 
with a seventh inning rally, 
Andover closer Jamie Durkin 
’05, in for the second half of the 
seventh, allowed a deep bases 
loaded fly to left. Dignard 
tracked it down in the outfield 
and fired the ball in, preventing 
the runner on third from scoring. 
Yet, with the infield at a normal 


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Andover Baseball Bows to Tabor, 
Knocked from Playoff Contention 


by Alex Lebow 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


After an exhausting stretch of 
seven games in twelve days, the 
Phillips 
Academy 
Varsity Baseball 
team must now 
accept that even 
the best of ball 
clubs struggle in 
the most decisive games. 

As a team with six returnees 
from 2003, the Big Blue floun- 
dered early this spring with the 
youngsters battling the “varsity 
jitters” and veterans suffering 
from injuries. However, with the 
progression of the season, 
Andover gained confidence and 
timely momentum. 

Unfortunately, a 10-4 loss 
Wednesday to Tabor Academy 
lands the team in the consolation 
round of the CNEPSBL. In the 
heartfelt loss, the bats lacked the 
! flair needed to spark an offensive 
comeback. Tom Church ’05 
started, with Jamie Durkin ’05 in 
j relief, and both surrendered runs 
to a superior Tabor offense. At 
the plate, Adam Crabtree ‘04 did 
his best to initiate an early rally 
with a two run dinger in the first 
j inning. In spite of that, the 
I offense did not strike again until 
the fifth, when two runners 
crossed the plate. The loss con- 
I eludes the 2004 regular season 
! for Phillips Academy, and lands 
them at 6-10, a record that surely 
does not indicate the true talent 
of the ball club. 

In the doubleheader versus 
Exeter two weeks ago, the Big 
| Blue matched up against 
Exeter’s two most dominant 
pitchers. While DH Jed 
McDonald ’04 touched “Exie” 
starter Andy Gale ‘04 for a home 
run and a single, the Andover 
offense could not bruise the 
opposition’s pitching, recording 
. only five hits and one run in the 
I first game. The team struck the 
\ ball well, but with a near twenty 
mile-per-hour headwind, the ball 
found the mitts of the opposing 


defense. On the mound, starter 
Church surrendered five hits in 
the first two innings, including a 
solo home run. Nonetheless, 
Church settled down and proved 
his hold on his control, with no 
walks in the complete game 
effort. 

In the second game of the 
day, Andover ace Adam Crabtree 
continued his weekly strikeout 
barrage, ringing up nine, but 
lacked necessary defensive sup- 
port, allowing two unearned 
Exeter runs to cross the plate. 
For the Big Blue’s first and only 
run of the second game, second 
baseman Kevin McGravey ‘04 


grounded out to score Conner 
Hoesley ‘04, who had reached on 
a single. McDonald showed off 
his wheels on the base paths, 
stealing two in the second and 
fourth. Andover hoped to meet 
Exeter once more in the champi- 
onship round of the tournament, 
but with the Andover loss to 
Tabor, and an Exeter sweep over 
NMH, this must wait until next 
season. 

With the thought of back-to- 
back losses to Exeter as its moti- 
vation, Andover battled at home 
against the aggressive Cushing 
Penguins, who once again shut 

Continued on Page B2, Column 4 



E. Gelb/r/if Phillipian 

Tom Church ’05 pitches during the Andover Varsity Baseball 
team’s game against Deerfield last Saturday. 







11 


PA Baseball Finishes Third 
In Consolation Tournament 


by Alex Lebow 

PH1U.IPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



Andover 8 

Suffield 7 


In somewhat uncharted terri- 
tory, the Andover Varsity 
Baseball team found itself in the 
consolation 
round of the 
2004 Central 
New England 
League tourna- 
ment this past 
weekend. The 
team lost to Choate 5-4 but beat 
Suffield 8-7 to take third place 
overall. 

With the tournament behind 
them, they are gearing up for 
their contest against Exeter 
tomorrow. 

For the past three seasons, the 
team had advanced to the cham- 
pionship round of the tourna- 
ment, winning both in 2001 and 
2002. This year, a sub-. 500 
record (6-9) and seventh-place 
seed in the tournament eliminat- 
ed the team from the champi- 
onship round. 

In the first game of the conso- 
lation round, against Choate, 
Senior Adam Crabtree once 
again threw well off the mound. 
The performance did not meas- 
ure up to some of his most domi- 
nant outings of the year, and the 
5-4 loss was heartbreaking. 
Crabtree only surrendered two 
earned and three unearned runs, 
but errors in the late innings, 
coupled with two walks, tempted 
the Choate offense to capitalize. 

In the fourth and fifth 
innings, Choate scored five 
times. Despite unsteady perform- 
ance in the middle of the start, 
the ace sent the majority of his 
opponents back to the dugout in 
the early and late innings of the 
loss. 

Regardless of the decision, 
the Big Blue also did some dam- 
age in the middle of the match 
up, as Jamie Durkin 05 opened 
the third inning with a double. 
Durkin later scored on a sacrifice 
off the bat of Steve Sherrill '05. 

After being hit by a pitch, 
Evan Platt ‘06 scored the last run 
for Andover in the fifth, with a 
single from Cory Schneider ‘04. 
Both Crabtree and Platt found 
their offensive rhythm at the 
plate, each recorded two hits, and 
Crabtree stole two bases. 

The loss to Choate in the 


opening set up the contest 

between Andover and Suffield 
for 3rd place in the consolation 
tournament. Tom Church ‘05 
relieved starter Captain Kevin 
McGravey *04 in the third 
inning. McGravey, who has been 
battling injuries all year, could 
not come through with his fast- 
ball and struggled, surrendering 
six runs on three hits and four 
walks. Church, however, had the 
Captain’s back as he struck out 
four and lead the way for closer 
Mike Foley ‘04. Holding Suffield 
to one hit in two innings of work, 
Foley maintained the Andover 
momentum before and after the 
seventh inning. A timely two out 
rally in the top of the seventh 
won the game for Andover. Jed 
McDonald ‘04 doubled and later 
scored, and Connor Hoesley 
tripled and also scored. 

The majority of the team 
struck the ball well throughout 
the game. Evan Platt built on his 
momentum with two more hits, 
and both Hoesley and McDonald 
each added another hit earlier in 
the game. On one of the more 
unusual plays of the season, 
Hoesley slammed a rocket to 
center field. As he crossed the 
plate for an expected inside the 
park home run, umpires immedi- 
ately ruled him out, as he did not 
touch first base as he rounded the 
bases. 

Meanwhile, in the winner’s 
tournament, Exeter captured the 
victory over Worcester. Despite 
the Big Red’s success, Andover 
players are confident that tomor- 
row’s matchup will be a well-bal- 
anced game. While on paper the 
two teams seems might seem to 
be in opposite directions, 
Andover will match ace Adam 
Crabtree against Exeter 
flamethrower Andy Gale, 2004 
league MVP. 

In a match up like that of 
Pedro and Clemens, the two aces 
will duel until the final out. If 
Crabtree surrenders a minimal 
number of runs and Andover 
defense supports its ace while the 
bats find a spark like they did in 
the Cushing game, then a victory 
for the good guys will come. This 
will be the last game for seniors 
Kevin McGravey, Adam 
Crabtree, Connor Hoesley, Cory 
Schneider, Jed McDonald, and 
Mike Foley. The seniors will cer- 
tainly play like champions on 
Saturday in their last game in an 
Andover uniform. 







THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS MAY 28, 2004 


B. Kaiser/The Phillipian 

Adam Crabtree ’04 took his last swings in an Andover uniform against Exeter on Saturday. On the mound, Crabtree went head- 
to-head with Big Red ace Andy Gale, matching up two of the finest young pitchers in the country. 


Big Blue B aseball Loses Battle of the Aces 


by Alex Lebow 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Taking no notice of a season 
filled with ups and downs, the 
Phillips 
Academy Varsity 
Baseball team 
proved its ability 
to battle with 
league champi- 
ons this past 



Saturday. In a duel between two 
aces, Adam Crabtree ‘04 matched 
up against Exeter savior Andy 
Gale in the last game of both 
pitchers' high school careers. 

Despite some wildness, both 
hurlers quickly found their 
rhythms. Gale effectively mixed 
his curveball and slider, and his 
fastball was clocked in the low 
90s, while Crabtree relied on pure 
gas. The Andover ace bamboo- 
zled his opponents, recording 11 
strikeouts, but towards the end, 
Crabtree relinquished some con- 
trol and surrendered six walks. 
Catcher Cory Schneider ‘04 sup- 
ported his pitcher with two sepa- 
rate laser-beam throws to second, 
nailing Exeter base runners look- 
ing to advance behind Crabtree’s 
back. 

Mike Foley '04 also showed 
off his defensive talent at short- 
stop by tracking down a number 
of tough ground balls to the hole. 
Surprising critics, the Big Blue 
took the field in the top of the 
sixth inning tied with a talented 
M Exeter ball club 


However, on his first major 
mistake of the afternoon, Crabtree 
hung a ball high in the strike zone, 
and an Exeter slugger slammed it 
to left for a three-run homer. 
Down three in the bottom half of 
the inning, Andover loaded the 
bases only to strand all three run- 
ners. Unable to take advantage of 
an Exeter closing pitcher, 
Andover fell 5-2 in the 2004 sea- 
son-finale. 

The heartbreaking loss con- 
cluded a tough year for Andover 
baseball. This season, the team 
played solid overall, especially in 
games against Suffield, Cushing, 
and NMH. Nevertheless, there 
were also times when the team 
could not record a crucial hit, 
score, or knock down a ground- 
ball in the infield. 

In response to his feelings 
over the ball club’s fate. Coach 
Andy Cline said “We played 
some great baseball this season, 
but unfortunately we suffered in 
some of the most crucial situa- 
tions.” Cline continued by 
expressing his particular gratitude 


to team leaders Crabtree and 
McGravey. “Tree is a great kid 
and I am excited about his future 
in baseball.” 

Held back by nagging injury. 
Captain McGravey contributed in 
ways that cannot be conveyed in 
numbers. Coach Cline stressed 
his significance to the program 
saying, "Kevin is one of the 
classiest guys I’ve ever coached, 
and he will be deeply missed as 
he moves onto college." Coach 
expressed his satisfaction towards 
the departing Seniors, who exhib- 
ited exemplary leadership quali- 
ties. 

While players and coaches 
hold optimism for the future of 
the program, each returning play- 
er must focus on his deltas, striv- 
ing to improve during the off-sea- 
son. With great honor and grati- 
tude the Phillips Academy 
Baseball Program says adieu to 
Captain McGravey, Crabtree, 
Connor Hoesley '04, Schneider, 
Jed McDonald ’04, Foley, and to 
Hale Sturges for his 35 years of 
coaching. 





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BOYS CREW 
2004 


Brewer, Cage 

2006 

Beaufort.SC 

Adams, Christopher 

2007 

Andover, MA 

Anderson, Robert 

2006 

Orinda, CA 

Belisle, Peter 

2005 

Cumberland, ME 

Curtis, David 

2007 

Boxford, MA 

Darby, Michelle 

2007 

North Andover, MA 

Davies, Kyle 

2005 

Duxbury, MA 

Donahue, Christopher 

2005 

Winchester, MA 

Dykema, James 

2007 

Corpus Christi, TX 

Easton, Michelle 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Elkins, Benjamin 

2004 

Salt Lake City, UT 

Fei, Young 

2006 

Dhahran, SAU 

Flynn, Connor 

2006 

North Andover, MA 

Frankievich, Henry 

2007 

Yardley, PA 

Glasrud, Andrew 

2006 

Waterloo, IA 

Godine, Addison 

2007 

Milton, MA 

Green, Anthony-James 

2005 

Cross River, NY 

Green, Travis 

2004 

West Palm Beach, FL 

Grillo, Lola 

2005 

Windham, NH 

Guo, Sarah 

2007 

Windham, NH 

Hirt, Karl 

2006 

Fort Worth, TX 

Hoyos, Daniel 

2005 

Bogota, COL 

Hughes, James 

2006 

Tewksbury, MA 

Jafarey, Faaez 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Jow, Dennis 

2007 

Branchburg, NJ 

Kanak, Mia 

2006 

Tokyo, JAP 

Kassam, Faisal 

2006 

Dhahran, SAU 

Kirk, Garrett 

2004 

Boston, MA 

Lee, Hyun 

2005 

San Ramon, CA 

Levenback, Benjamin J 

2006 

Houston, TX 

Martin, Clair 

2007 

Peapack, NJ 

Martin, Geoffrey 

2007 

Boxford, MA 

Naughton, Michael 

2007 

Andover, MA 

Perkins, Jasper 

2004 

Pound Ridge, NY 

Sandman, Zachary 

2005 

Andover, MA 

Serna, Martin 

2007 

Andover, MA 

Shen, Brian 

2006 

Princeton, NJ 

Sherman, Sarah 

2004 

San Mateo, CA 

Siddiqi, Hasan 

2007 

Salem, NH 

Silverstein, Scott 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Wall, Eliot 

2007 

Pacific Palisades, CA 

Weiss, Matthew 

2006 

Brewster, MA 

Weiss, Samuel 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Wright, Fredrick 

2006 

Fairfield, CT 

Wu, Di 

2004 

Allston, MA 

Yi, Justin 

2006 

Princeton, NJ 

Zegel, Christopher 

2005 

East Falmouth, MA 


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Assistant Coaches: Ed Quattlebaum 
Taylor Washburn 
Mark Cutler 
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RESULTS OF THE NEIRA INTERSCHOLASTIC ROWING 
CHAMPTIONSHIPS AT LAKE QUINSIGAMOND IN WORCESTER, MA 

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2004 

B1 (top two qualify for the final) 

St. John’s 4:27.49 
NMH 4:27.820 
Andover 4:27.825 
Shrewsbury 4:34.79 
Hanover 4:35.58 
Middletown 4:50.96 

G1 (top two qualify for finals) 

Exeter 5:04.74 
Andover 5:05.54 
Simsbury 5:10.43 
Lowell 5:20.05 
Shrewsbury 5:22.68 

B1 PETITE FINAL 


Andover 4:32.22 
Salisbury 4:35.84 
Brunswick 4:35.93 
Tabor 4:36.91 
Shrewsbury 4:41.33 
Brookline 4:45.27 

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Exeter 5:00.79 
Kent 5:03.19 
Andover 5:06.32 
St. Paul’s 5:10.98 
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PA Boys Crew Suffers Heartbreak in Opener 


by Jasper Perkins 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRJTER 
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Kent 

4:31.5 

Andover 

4:35.6 

Brookline 

4:50.3 


Hampered by inexperience 
and nerves, Andover’s First 
boy’s boat fell to 
Kent School in the 
31st running of 
the traditional 
season-opening 
meet between the 
two schools. 

This is the 
first time in the last three years 
that Kent has returned to their 
Connecticut campus with the 
Dent Oars, the handsome tro- 
phy of mounted oar-blades that 
is awarded to the winner of the 
First boat race between the two 
schools. 

“They’ve been down to 
j Florida and, in fact, they’ve 
already been on the starting line 
this year,” commented Coach 
Pete Washburn on Kent’s top 
j eight after watching the Lion 
crew row to a one-length victo- 
I ry. “Kent’s already raced St. 

| John’s this year [on April 3] so 
they know what they’re doing a 
little bit better.” 

Things looked up for the 
Blue in the beginning of the 
race as stroke Jasper Perkins 
’04 pushed the cadence to 41 
strokes per minute off the start- 
ing line and the PA boat took a 
one-length lead through the 
500-meter mark of the 1500- 
meter race. However, as the 


crews settled, into the middle of 
the race after their high-rate 
opening moves, Kent’s oarsmen 
demonstrated the value of their 
annual spring-break training trip 
to Florida, opening up a one- 
length lead on a tense PA boat. 

“It just didn’t seem like the 
whole boat could settle into a 
rhythm at the lower stroke rat- 
ing and we didn’t manage to put 
the power on together. Kent 
rowed much more relaxed,” said 
3-seat Anthony Green ’05 of the 
last 1000 meters of the race. 
Trailing by open water with 300 
meters to row, PA attempted a 
high-rate sprint but managed to 
close the gap by only three seats 
before the finish line. 

“I’d like to look at today as a 
learning experience that we can 
build on for next week; I think 
that [the B1 oarsmen] are going 
to get faster through the season 
as [they] get more and more 
comfortable with rowing at such 
a competitive level,” said 
Washburn on Saturday after- 
noon. “Rowing at the first boat 
level in this league is just differ- 
ent from rowing in the lower 
boats. Everyone trains hard; 
everyone’s experienced; you 
can’t have any bad strokes.” 

Only one rower, Garrett 
Kirk ’04, and coxswain Sarah 
Sherman ’04 return to the B1 
lineup this spring after the grad- 
uation of seven of the members 
of the 2003 NEIRA Champion 
First boat. Three of the members 
of this year’s First boat are 
underclassmen. 

The Second and Third boats 


also lost on Saturday. The 
Second boat, the lineup of 
which includes three novice 
rowers, trailed Kent by ten sec- 
onds at the line. B3 finished 26 
seconds behind their opponents 
as one of its rowers caught a 
boat-stopping overhead crab 
with 300 meters to go. 

Brookline High School 
joined in the racing on Saturday 
as unvested participants in the 
tussle for the Dent Oars. The 
First and Second boats from the 
perennially slow school trailed 
Kent and Andover in the Varsity 
races, crossing the line 18 and 


23 seconds after the winners, 
respectively. 

The top three Andover boats 
look to avenge their opening 
defeat tomorrow as they face 
crews from Exeter, St. John’s 
and Tabor on Lake 
Quinsigamond, the course for 
this year’s Interschols, in 
Worcester, MA. 

“It was a disappointing day 
for us,” commented Green, “We 
didn’t really seem like ourselves 
out there, but after a very tough 
week of practice I think we’re 
going to be ready for the big 
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THE PHILLIPIAN SP( 


Boys Crew Sweeps Salisbury 
To Claim First Win of Season 


by Jasper Perkins 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

4:21:23 

Salsbury 

4:23:34 


It was well worth the wait. 
PA’s boys’ Varsity crew executed 
an emphatic sweep over the 
Salisbury School this past week- 
end to notch their first victories 
of the season and avenge a pair of 
mediocre results in the first races 
of the season. 

Rowing in a stiff gusting tail- 
wind and sloppy water, the First 
boat rowed what Coach Peter 
Washburn called a “good, solid, 
conservative” race. The Blue 
burst off the line at 40 strokes per 
minute but quickly settled to 33 
strokes per minute, a lower 
cadence than their usual race rate 
of 34_ strokes per minute and 
also lower than the 36 to which 
Salisbury settled. The more con- 
servative rate afforded the boat 
greater stability in the whitecaps, 
and the boys took a lead of 
roughly two seats at the end of 
the first 500 meters. Salisbury 
took a number of “Power 10’s,” 
sets of ten strokes ordered by the 
coxswain in which the rowers 
attempt to put extra muscle into 
the stroke to pass an opponent, 
but managed only temporary 
comebacks against the steady 
Andover crew. 

At the 600 meter mark, 
coxswain Sarah Sherman ’04 
called a Power 10 to bring the 
boat into its closing sprint; racing 
at 36_ strokes per minute, the PA 
boat opened up a lead of six seats 


that it did not relinquish and fin- 
ished two seconds ahead of 
Salisbury. 

Salisbury’s top eight showed 
speed that it has not historically 
been able to muster; Andover 
won the First boat race last year 
by nearly 20 seconds. However, 
this year’s Knights are bolstered 
by two rowers who left power- 
house Groton for unrelated rea- 
sons and 6’6” man-child Gordon 
Getsinger ’04, a gangly piece of 
work who in February was forced 
to row in the Open Men’s divi- 
sion at the CRASH-B Sprints, an 
indoor rowing competition, due 
to age restrictions making him 
ineligible for youth competition. 

“It was a little closer than we 
were expecting, but a win is a 
win. I think we rowed a smart 
race, especially with the condi- 
tions,” said Washburn after the 
race. “They’re more experienced 
and they have had more water 
time, so [the relatively slim mar- 
gin of victory] is nothing to 
worry about. 

The Second boat made up for 
the First boat’s tight finish by 
handing their scarlet counterparts 
a real drubbing, crossing the line 
with an open-water lead despite a 
near-catastrophe that came with 
200 meters left to row. Rowing at 
36 strokes per minute with the 
help of the brisk tailwind, the 
Blue pushed to a two-seat lead in 
the first 500 meters and then 
redoubled their efforts in the mid- 
dle 500 meters, opening up a lead 
of almost two boat-lengths that 
they maintained until the last 25 
strokes, when a patch of wind- 


blown water disrupted the boat’s 
stability and triggered a series of 
missed strokes that halted for- 
ward progress. The boat quickly 
regrouped and despite the stop- 
page crossed the line six seconds 
ahead of the Salisbury crew. 

B2 stroke Justin Yi said “The 
second boat had a pretty solid 
race, except for when the rough 
water interfered in the last 300 
meters. We tried to focus on row- 
ing well together instead of sim- 
ply not making mistakes, which 
had been the mindset the week 
earlier at the Exeter Invitational.” 

Both boys’ boats met with 
mediocre results two weekends 
ago at the Invitational. Officially, 
the First boat finished fourth out 
of six despite the fact that many 
spectators and coxswain 
Sherman thought the Blue fin- 
ished ahead of third-place Exeter. 
“We definitely had at least two 
seats; I was up by their 6-man,” 
Sherman commented after the 
race.” B2 finished third behind 
St. John’s School and Exeter. 

The Boys in Blue Unisuits 
head up to Concord, NH this 
weekend to tackle the smack- 
talking jive turkeys of St. Paul’s 
School. Having reconfigured the 
B2 lineup, tweaked both boats’ 
starting strokes, and instituted the 
arduous “Test Your Testes 
Tuesday” workouts that mark the 
middle of the racing season. 
Coaches Peter and Taylor 
Washburn ’03 smell victory. 
Commented the elder Washburn, 
“We’re going to go up there and 
we’re going to row better anc 
smarter than St. Paul’s.” 







BOYS CREW SINKS EXETER 



The Andover B1 boat pushes past Exeter at the finish line last Saturday for a huge victory over its archrival. The Big Blue second 
to complete an Andover sweep on the day. 


by Simon Keyes 

PH1LL1PIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

4:44.8 

Exeter 

4:45.6 


The Andover Boys Crew 
team, ready to turn its season 
around, headed 
out to the 
Merrimack river 
to take on Tabor 
and their arch 
nemesis, Exeter. 
The rowers paid 



no attention to the small head- 
wind on the river and devoted all 
of their efforts towards defeating 
a tough Exeter team. 

The B1 crew sped off at an 
early blistering pace of 43 strokes 
per minute, more than seven 
strokes per minute faster than 
their average rate, and soon after 
they settled back down into a base 
rate of 36spm. Jasper Perkins ’04 
explained, “Before last weekend, 
our base rating was 34.5, and we 
rode against Exeter at a 36. The 
week before we had practiced 


rowing at a higher rate consistent- 
ly.” 

Even with the quick start, 
Andover found themselves five 
seats behind the Exeter boat. 
Andover however, began walking 
in the second 500 meters. The 
conservative base rate of 36spm 
kept the rowers fresh for their first 
walk of the race. Sarah Sherman 
’04 called for a power ten at the 
800-meter mark, and the Big Blue 
pulled five seats ahead of Exeter. 

With only the final sprint left 
in the race, and with much moti- 



vation from Sherman ’04, the 
eight Andover rowers began to 
“empty the tank.” The all-out 
sprint to the finish was enough to 
fend off a gaining Exeter boat, 
and Andover won narrowly by a 
mere 0.7 seconds, by far the clos- 
est race in years. 

Kyle Davies ’05 said of the 
race, “After the sprint everyone 
on the boat just collapsed. But we 
were all in high spirits because we 
had pulled well and beat Exeter.” 
Andover came through with the 
win at 4:44.8, Exeter followed at 
the two seed with a time of 
4:45.5, and Tabor brought up the 
rear with a time 4:55.6. 

The last sprint was the key to 
Andover’s victory. The final blis- 
tering pace was due in large part 
to the hard work the boys had put 
in during the week leading up to 
the race. Said coach Washburn, 
“We worked very hard on the 
sprints over the week, and it paid 
off. We were barely able to pull it 
out solely because of the sprint.” 

Winning this race was crucial 
for the Andover B 1 team. Davies 
noted, “This was a huge victory 
for Andover. We have moved peo- 
ple around in the boat almost con- 


Courtsey of John Dykeraa 

boat also downed the Big Red 

stantly since the first race but we 
finally found a winning combina- 
tion. I think this will give us a lot 
of confidence to pull faster in the 
last two races of the season.” 

B2 maintained the Andover 
sweep by beating Exeter by a 
solid second and half. Andover’s 
B2 finished with a time of 4:51.9, 
while Exeter lagged behind at 
4:53.0. Going out hard, the boys 
were worried they would lose 
their momentum. “It was at 600 
meters when I was afraid we 
would start dropping back,” said 
stroke Justin Yi ’06, “but once we 
heard the crowd, we knew we 
were close and that we would not 
give up our lead to a ' gaining 
Exeter boat.” Former rower 
Taylor Washbum ’03 said of B2’s 
fast start, “I honestly thought that 
those boys were going to die. 
They were racing a quite a high 
rate.” B2 however rose to the 
challenge and maintained its lead. 

Beaming with confidence 
after beating their archrivals, the 
Andover Varsity Boys Crew team 
prepares for next Saturday when 
they face a good test versus 
Northfield Mount Hermon at 
home on the Merrimack River. 





Final Sprint Launches 
Boys Crew Past NMH 

by Simon Keyes 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

4:59.8 

NMH 

5:01.7 


After last year’s drubbing of 
Northfield Mount Hermon, the 
Andover B1 crew 
team headed into 
its match feeling 
confident. The 
setting seemed 
perfect for another 
win: the sky was 
blue, the sun was 
out and there was a slight tail- 
wind. However, NMH proved to 
be more of a match than Andover 
expected. Concerning the race, 
Andover rower Di Wu ’04 
remarked, “We were too relaxed. 
We didn’t think that NMH was 
much of a threat. We weren’t in 
the right mindset.” NMH man- 
aged to keep the race close the 
entire way. 

Andover came out strong in 
the first 500 meters. Stroke 
Jasper Perkins ’04 led the boat 
off the starting line at 42 strokes 
per minute and the entire B1 
crew prepared themselves to pull 
away early and finish off NMH 
in the first 500. B1 produced a 
slight lead and settled into a rat- 
ing at 35 spm pace. By the sec- 
ond 500 meters, the crew was 
leading by almost one length. 
Still feeling confident, the boat 
continued to maintain its rate at 
36spm pace. However, NMH 
then began to walk back. Captain 
Garret Kirk ‘04 commented, 
“We began to feel frustrated and 
panicked because after our 
power 15 (the last 15 hard 
strokes that finish the first 500 
meters of the race, which is 
meant to produce a lead over the 
other boat) we didn’t create 
much of a lead. When NMH 
started to gain on us entering the 
last 500 we buckled down and 
finally raced to our abilities.” 

With the two boats separated 
by only a few seats, Andover’s 
eight boys finally awoke and 
began to slowly distance them- 
selves again from NMH. 

The boys boosted their stroke 
rating of 36 spm to a final sprint 
at 40 spm. Travis Green ’04 
recalled, “During the race we 
had expected to move out ahead 
really early, but we ended up 
staying with them the entire race. 
It made us tense and we felt 
rushed. During sprint we were 


all thinking how we could not 
lose to NMH.” The final sprint 
locked up the race, and Andover 
knew that they had dodged a bul- 
let. The final times were as fol- 
lows: Andover crossed in 4:59.8 
to Northfield Mount Hermon’s 
5:01.7. This win was Andover 
Boys Crew’s second consecutive 
victory. 

Once again, a strong final 
sprint helped Andover pull out a 
tight victory. The previous week 
on the Merrimack River, 
Andover edged out a tough 
Exeter team by less than one sec- 
ond, thanks in large part to a 
blistering sprint. Kirk said, “The 
whole week before at practice 
we focused on finishes. It has 
helped us the last two races, 
especially two weeks ago against 
Exeter.” The strong finishes and 
its winning streak have boosted 
Bl’s confidence, as they head 
into Interschols on Lake 
Quinsigamond in Worcester. 
Andover is seeded fourth out of 
17 teams. 

B2 continued its winning 
ways with another easy win, this 
time over NMH. Boat two rowed 
a strong race and finished a good 
five lengths, or 20 seconds, 
ahead of its opponents. The start 
was all Andover needed, as they 
quickly pulled a full length 
ahead. The stroke rating at the 
start was 40-41 spm and settled 
off at 36 during the end of the 
first 500 and into the middle 500. 
Ben Elkins ’04 commented on 
the race: “We rowed hard the 
whole way, but the large lead 
made it tough to keep up the 
intensity.” B2 did, however, 
manage to keep the intensity up, 
and on the last sprint the cadence 
was at 38spm. Elkins again 
noted: “It’s good to have a sound 
win to finish the season. It’s a 
great confidence boost heading 
into Interschols.” B2 is ranked 
third entering Interschols. 

Next week brings the culmi- 
nation of the entire crew season: 
Interschols. Bl, ranked fourth, 
only behind St. Paul’s, Kent, and 
St. John’s, prepare to race 
against St. John’s and NMH in 
the first heat. Perkins predicts a 
tough first race. “NMH will be 
out for blood because we just 
beat them, and St. John’s barely 
edged us at the beginning of the 
season. It will definitely be a 
very exciting heat.” 



























Five One-Thousanths of a Second 


Knock PA Boys Crew from Finals 


by Simon Keyes 

PHILL1PIAN SPORTS WRITER 


“In the end,” said coxwain 
Sarah Sherman ’04, “it came 
down to luck, 
whoever had their 
blades in the 
water.” 

As it turned 
out, NMH had its 
blades in the 
water and beat Andover by five 
one-thousanths of a second to 
take the second place spot in the 
heat and steal a berth in the 
Grand Final away from the 
Andover Blue, keeping PA out 
of the last championship run for 
the first time in years. 

The culmination of every 
Andover ' rower’s year, or 
Andover career in the case of 
Seniors, is Interschols. As the 
defending champs, Andover 
entered Interschols this past 
Saturday with high hopes, 
ranked fourth out of 17 teams. 

A nail-biter, the first heat 
proved to be a difficult one, as 
Andover butted heads with sec- 
ond place ranked St. John’s and 
North Field Mount Hermon, 
who had lost to Andover the pre- 
vious week in a race that came 
down to the wire. The three 
boats vied for the top two spot in 
the heat so to continue on into 
the finals. 

Stroke Jasper Perkins ’04 led 
the team forward at a cadence of 
44 strokes per minute. Even 
with the high starting rate, 
Andover found itself behind by 
a few seats early into the race. 

Andover continued on at a 
stroke rating of 38spm until near 


the end of the first 500 meters, 
when the boat began its hard 15, 
a series of strokes meant to give 
Andover extra momentum. The 
hard 15 did just what it was sup- 
posed to do, and the Andover 
boat pulled even with both St. 
John’s and NMH. 

During the second 500 
Andover maintained a stroke 
rating of 36 strokes per minute. 
Entering the final 500 meters, 
Andover found itself barely 
behind St. John’s but beating out 
NMH. All that lay between 
Andover and a trip to the finals 
was the final sprint, which the 
Andover boys attacked with a 
rating of 42 strokes per minute. 

Andover and NMH, both 
behind St. John’s, were neck and 
neck as they plowed towards the 
finish line, where NMH beat out 
the Blue by the smallest of mar- 
gins. Andover was also not far 
from St. John’s, whom the Big 
Blue followed by only four- 
tenths of a second. 

Karl Hirt ’06 commented, “It 
was the most painful and frus- 
trating race I have ever been in.” 

Captain Garret Kirk 04’ said, 
“We thought we had control 
over NMH in the race as we 
approached the finish, but we 
just sat.” The loss was heart- 
breaking, but Andover had five 
hours to regroup before their 
next heat in the petite finals, a 
consolation race. 

The Petite Finals were not 
nearly as competitive, and 
Andover rowed to a sound victo- 
ry- 

Kirk ’04 summarized the 
victory: “We did our own race. 
We got out in front early and 


kept steady. At one point we had 
open water on all the boats.” 
Andover Crew got another 
chance to prove their talent and 
this time showed everyone by 
beating Brunswick, Salisbury, 
Tabor, and Brookline. Andover’s 
victory in the petite finals was 
bittersweet for all the rowers, 
especially for the Seniors. 

Even with the loss, the sea- 
son can be hailed as a success. 
Captain Kirk summed up the 
season by saying, “It was a real- 
ly good year and we progressed 
a lot as a team. There were a lot 
of novices but we were able to 
show them how to win. We had 
some great races, especially 
Exeter. We had wins and losses? 
but we really developed as a 
team. Interschols doesn’t reflect 
how our season went. It was a 
strong season for a strong team.” 

Sarah Sherman, Andover B1 
coxswain for four years, noted, 
“We had a wide range of results 
over the last four years. I’ve 
enjoyed every minute of it and 
I’m going to miss Andover 
Crew.” 

It was the final season for 
the following Seniors: Jasper 
Perkins, Garret Kirk, Di Wu, 
Travis Green, Scott Silverstein, 
and Sarah Sherman. Their talent, 
even with the Senior mass exo- 
dus, veteran coxswain Sherman 
thinks that next year could be a 
successful one for Andover 
Crew. “The boat should be 
strong because B2 did well this 
year,” Sherman said, “When we 
combine the remaining member 
of B1 with the boys on B2, it 
should make a strong boat for 
next year.” 





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2004 ROSTER 


Katherine Adams '06 

Chicago, IL 

V 

Heidi Adlman '04 

Andover, MA 


Emily Anderson ’07 

Dracut, MA 


Nell Beattie ’05 

Baltimore, MD 

V 

Maria Blackwood ’06 

Krakow, Poland 


Morgan Broccoli ’07 

Andover, MA 


Dina Burkitbayeva '06 

Almaty, Kazakhstan 


Hilda Buss '07 

Andover, MA 


Hee-Jin Chang '05 

Seoul, Korea 

V 

Emily Chappell '06 

Reading, MA 


Jessie Daigneault '04 

Gaithersburg, MD 

V 

Gen Desaulniers '04 

Rockland, ME 

V 

Lindsay Dewhirst '06 

Branford, CT 


Josephine Duh '04 

Amherst, NH 

V 

Jenny Drucker '05 

Durham, NC 


Jackie Dwulet '04 

Andover, MA 

V 

Jennifer Evans '04 

Winchester, MA 

V 

Jessica Fan '05 

Newton, MA 

V 

Katherine Faulkner '06 

Homer, AK 

V 

Amy Fenstermacher '07 

Methuen, MA 


Katelyn Foley '05 

Richmond, KY 


Becky Greenberg '07 

Winchester, MA 


M.C. Grinton '07 

Baton Rouge, LA 


Jane Henningsen '06 

Rye, NY 


Eunice Hong '06 

Honolulu, HI 


Kate Ireland '05 

Boston, MA 

V 

Anne Kim '06 

St. Ives, Australia 


Jackie Latina '04 

N. Andover, MA 

V 

Jennifer Lee '06 

Pleasanton, CA 


Grace MacRae '07 

Piedmont, CA 


Catherine Maffione '04 

Alpharetta, GA 

V 

Haruka Maruyama ’06 

Nairobi, Kenya 


Catalina McCallum '05 

New Canaan, CT 


Paz Mendez-Hodes '07 

New York, NY 


Emily Mortara '06 

Hudson, MA 


Caroline Pires '06 

Carlisle, PA 


Bree Polk-Bauman '06 

Palisades, NY 


Rachel Rauh '07 

Andover, MA 


Maggie Reich '06 

Houston, TX 


Anne Renner '06 

Vienna, WV 


Louisa Rockwell '06 

Shelburne, VT 


Erica Roddy '07 

San Francisco, CA 


Anne Sharp '05 

Andover, MA 


Sharon Shin '04 

Vienna, VA 


Meg Sullivan '04 

Andover, MA 

V 

Jessica Taggart '05 

Marblehead, MA 


Laurel Tainsh '06 

Winter Park, FL 

V 

Iris Tien '04 

Cupertino, CA 


Jennifer Vanecek '04 

Northfield, VT 

V 

Marcella Viktorin '05 

Houston, TX 

V 

Hilary Walker '07 

Lincoln, MA 


Posie Wilkinson '04 

Durham, CT 

V 

Emma Wischusen '05 

Lilburn, GA 


Sims Witherspoon '05 

Columbia, SC 


Cornelia Wolcott '06 

Hamilton, MA 


Emma Wood '07 

New York, NY 


Ceci Vu '07 

Sparta, NJ 



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SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2004 

B1 (top two qualify for the final) 

St. John’s 4:27.49 
NMH 4:27.820 
Andover 4:27.825 
Shrewsbury 4:34.79 
Hanover 4:35.58 
Middletown 4:50.96 

G1 (top two qualify for finals) 

Exeter 5:04.74 
Andover 5:05.54 
Simsbury 5:10.43 
Lowell 5:20.05 
Shrewsbury 5:22.68 

B1 PETITE FINAL 


Andover 4:32.22 
Salisbury 4:35.84 
Brunswick 4:35.93 
Tabor 4:36.91 
Shrewsbury 4:41.33 
Brookline 4:45.27 

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Exeter 5:00.79 
Kent 5:03.19 
Andover 5:06.32 
St. Paul’s 5:10.98 
Brookline 5:11.45 
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The Andover Girls Crew team sailed past Kent and Brookline last Saturday, surprising its rivals by 
than three seconds. 


K. Ireland/ 77ie Phillipian 

in every race. The Girls First Boat won by more 


Girls Crew Blasts Kent, Brookli ie Out of the Water 


by Katie Faulkner 
and Cat McCallum 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Andover 

Kent 

Brookline 


In a rivalry still strong after 
many years, Andover’s Girl’s 
crew team faced 
Kent and 

Brookline this 
past Saturday on 
the Merrimack 
River. Breaking 
the tradition of a 
usual Kent victo- 
ry, all three PA boats emerged 
victorious. 

This race was the first time 
in history that the Andover 
girls have swept all three races 
against Kent and was the ideal 
way to start out the season. 

Because Kent crews spend 
their spring breaks on the 
water, their extra three weeks 
of practice usually produce 
demoralizing results for 
Andover. 

Last year, the girls first boat 
lost by about four seconds, 
while the second boat lost by a 
considerable amount of 13 sec- 
onds. 

“This Saturday was a great 
race to start with because it set 
the tone for the rest of the sea- 
son,” explained Varsity Coach 
Kathryn Green. “We have 
worked really hard for the past 
two weeks getting ready to 
race, and we will keep working 
to improve for every race. We 
want to make every week of 
race preparation, every prac- 


tice, every piece and every 
stroke better than the last. We 
have a lot of experience and 
promise on all three boats this 
year. We plan to be extremely 
competitive,” 

Not expecting an opportu- 
nity to beat Kent, Andover’s 
top varsity boat was initially 
determined to defeat 
Brookline, who finished one 
place ahead of Andover’s top 
boat last year at Interschols. 
The first boat was off the line 
faster than they have ever been 
before. 

Hoppy Maffione ’04 said, 
“We’d been trying to get really 
good starts in practice, but 
none felt as amazing as the one 
in the race.” 

“Our start was unbeliev- 
able,” agreed Captain Jessie 
Daigneault ’04. “in practices, 
our starts aren’t that bad, they 
just aren’t particularly that 
strong.” 

But on Saturday, the girls 
really put their energy into the 
first few strokes. “We’ve never 
gotten off the starting line that 
fast,” Maffione said. With a 
quick lead, Andover fought to 
hold off Kent. 

Meg Sullivan ’04 credits 
Gl’s coxswain Jo Duh ’04, for 
pushing them to maintain their 
lead on Kent’s boat. “Kent tried 
to walk on us a few times,” 
explained Sullivan, “but Jo did 
an excellent job coxing and 
made sure that we countered 
them each time and stayed in 
the lead.” 

“Jo was so good,” agreed 
Maffione. “Whenever Kent 
came slightly closer, she had us 


taking more power on the next 
stroke.” 

Andover’s G1 boat finished 
first with a time of 5:02.4 with 
Kent three seconds behind, fol- 
lowed by Brookline with a time 
of 5:12.8. 

“We never felt a power lag; 
the whole piece was solid and 
focused,” said Maffione. “It 
was a great feeling to all be 
pulling together and pulling 
strong, and awesome to win the 
inaugural race of the season.” 

Daigneault said, “The 
mentality on an all senior boat 
is really fun too. This is all of 
our last season here, so we all 
definitely have tons of focus 
and energy, not to mention the 
time to dedicate to practice, 
sleep, etc. Having a group of 
girls who are so close and will- 
ing and wanting to work so 
hard is truly inspirational.” 

Following form, G2 sprint- 
ed off the line and was also 
able to maintain their lead 
throughout the whole race. 

Despite high stroke ratings 
and an unset boat, Andover fin- 
ished eight seconds ahead of 
Kent with a time of 5:21.8. 

The girls took the lead off 
the starting line, and length- 
ened it at the end of the first 


5C|) meters. 

After a solid middle 500 in 
wtch Kent and Brookline 
showed no signs of gaining, 
Amover took even more of a 
lem at the end of the piece, fin- 
isling well ahead of Kent’s 
5:|9.2 and Brookline’s 5:33. 

[ “Our boat took real pride 
in defeating a team that beat us 
sq badly last year,” said six- 
sat Marcella Viktorin ’05. 

“Sometimes we were a little 
oat of control, but it was good 
o at of control.” Seven-seat 
l ate Ireland ’05 added, “We 
just out-stroked them.” 

Daigneault said that 
because the second boat is pri- 
marily underclassmen, there is a 
lot of promise for next year’s 
team. “The beautiful thing 
about the second boat is their 
steep leafing curve.” 

The third boat had the first 
girl’s race of the day, and so 
was most surprised by defeat- 
ing Kent. “I had no idea we 
were so strong,” said Kaitlin 
Folley ’05. 

Kent took the lead at the 
beginning of the race, keeping 
ahead by half a boat length for 
most of the first 500. As the 
boats came out from under the 
bridge for the start of the mid- 


dle of the race, however, 
Andover started slowly walk- 
ing up them in what Daigneault 
referred to as the “most impres- 
sive race of the day,’ 
Andover’s third boat finished 
with a time of 5:31.6, five sec- 
onds ahead of Kent. 

Daigneault was especially 
pleased with the outcome of 
this race because of the number 
of novices on the boat. 

“Those girls don't get their 
line up set until the varsity line 
ups are set, which can take 
time,” she said. “They have to 
teach the novice girls on the 
boat how to do starts and about 
the race plan. And even by race 
day they usually feel like 
they're still rushing to pull 
things together, and never real- 
ly know what to expect when 
they get to the line.” 

Daigneault was very proud 
of all three boats on Saturday. 

“To sweep Kent and 
Brookline is huge. We are real- 
ly excited to race Exeter this 
weekend and St. Paul's in a few 
weeks. So the next few weeks 
will be a lot of work, but we are 
motivated and excjted to see 
where we end up.” 


Girls Crew Takes the Day in First Race 







GIRLS CREW COMPLETES BACK TO BACK SWEEP 



■ 


Courtesy of Kate Ireland ’04 

Andover’s first varsity boat pushed past Brookline, Simsbury, Tabor, NMH, and Exeter, the defending Interscholastic Champions, to finish first in its second race of the season. The girls second 
and third boats also beat out their comtepition, resulting in a Big Blue sweep for the second week in a row. 


by Catalina McCallum 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The Andover Girls Crew team 
kept up its fast start by winning 
all three of its 
races at the 
Worcester 
Invitational last 
weekend. 
Andover’s G1 
boat triumphed by 
a nose, while the Big Blue G2 and 
G3 crews each crossed the finish 
line more than a boat length ahead 
of Exeter, the defending 
Interscholastic Champions, as 
well as Brookline, Simsbury, 
Tabor, and NMH. 

Andover G1 started its race 


off a little shaky. After a 20- stroke 
start, the Big Blue trailed Exeter 
by half a boat length and spent the 
first half of the race making up 
that distance. “We never gave 
up... we just kept fighting until 
the finish line. Whenever Exeter 
moved, we moved,” said Jen 
Vanecek ’04. Commented 
coxswain Jo Duh ’04, “I really 
admired the rowers' patience to 
take it one stroke at a time, 
despite the rough start, and eat 
away at Exeter's lead.” 

In the last 500 meters of the 
race, Andover fought to keep the 
boat even with Exeter until 
Brookline came up from behind 
with a high-speed sprint. The Big 
Blue drove to the finish line, 


unsure as to whom the victory 
belonged to until they had landed. 
As it turned out, Andover won the 
race with a time of 5:58, barely 
beating out Brookline, who fin- 
ished at 5:59, and Exeter at 6:02. 
Simsbury, Tabor, and NMH fin- 
ished fourth, fifth, and sixth, 
respectively. 

The girls were pleasantly sur- 
prised by their success, but did 
not feel that it was the smoothest 
or the best rowing they have done 
this season. “Overall, the race 
wasn't great,” said Captain Jessie 
Daigneault ’04, “but the awesome 
thing about our boat is that even if 
we aren't rowing great on every 
stroke, we stay focused. We 
pulled with all we had, even if it 


didn't look pretty.” 

In the G2 race, Andover took 
the lead right from the start. “It 
was just really a solid, good hard 
race,” commented Katherine 
Adams ’06. The girls kept up their 
lead throughout, crossing the line 
well over a length ahead of any of 
the other boats with a time of 
6:02, leaving Exeter (6:12) and 
Simsbury (6:29) far behind. Next 
were Brookline, Tabor and NMH. 

“The G2 race was amazing,” 
said Gen Desaulniers ’04, “We 
wanted to be powerful, con- 
trolled, and fast, and at the finish 
line, we all knew we'd accom- 
plished our goal. Being over the 
finish line and watching the 
Exeter G2 boat crossing behind us 



was incredibly satisfying.” The 
rest of the team was very 
impressed by G2’s victory. As 
Daigneault said, “They smoked 
everyone - they are so fast. It’s 
awesome - they just blew every- 
one out of the water.” 

Despite starting behind, G3 
also pushed to a very convincing 
victory. Though Simsbury led 
Andover by more than half a boat 
length in the race’s early stages, 
Andover started taking it back in 
the middle 500 meters. Soon 
enough, the Big Blue took the 
lead going into the last 500 of the 
race. With Simsbury unable to 
respond, Andover took the race in 
6:36. Simsbury and Brookline 
battled for second and third, com- 


ing in at 6:44 and 6:45 respective- 
ly, while Exeter came in at 6:51. 

“There’s just something about 
our boat this year,” said Sims 
Witherspoon ’05. “When we’re 
on the water, we’re pulling as 
hard as we can for each other. We 
just click.” 

That “click” has brought 
sweeps on back-to-back week- 
ends for the Big Blue. This week- 
end, while JV and JV2 race 
Broomfield and Convent of the 
Sacred Heart today, the two varsi- 
ty boats will enjoy a well- 
deserved break. 

Next week, the Andover girls 
race against St. Paul’s, the only 
crew they will face at Inteischols 
that they have yet to defeat. 


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The Andover Girls Crew First boat sprinted to victories over St. Paul’s, Tabor, and Exeter over the past two weeks. PA’s varsity boats finished second to CRI, an 
indcpendant club rowing institute, but remain undefeated against their NEIRA opponents. 

PA Girls Varsity Boats Remain Undefeated in League Competition, 
Flying by St. Paul’s and Tabor, Slipping Past Exeter at the Finish 



by Catalina McCallum 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The Andover Girl's Crew 
team continued its successful 
season with great 
races against St. 
Paul's and the 
Community 
Rowing Institute, 
and against 
Exeter and Tabor. 
The two varsity boats remain 
undefeated in the league. G1 fell 
only to CRI, a crew they will not 
face at Interschols, and the sec- 
ond boat has yet to be beaten, 
but the third boat took losses in 
both of their races. 

St. Paul's was the last boat 
that Andover had to beat before 
they had defeated ever boat they 
will face at Interschols, and the 
first boat took a resounding vic- 
tory. The race turned out to be a 
better piece than any the team 
had seen all week. CRI took a 


lead over both boats early on in 
the race and kept it until the end, 
finishing at 4:55. 1 . Andover was 
surprisingly dose on their heels, 
and took an impressive amount 
of open water on St. Paul’s. 
Andover finished at 5:01.7, just 
six seconds behind CRI. "In the 
rowing world, coming within 
six seconds of a club crew like 
that is pretty respectable,” said 
Captain Jessie Daigneault '04, 
“That was a good race to get us 
back on track and ready for 
Exeter week.” St. Paul’s fin- 
ished well behind with a time of 
5:15.4. 

G2 was the only Andover 
girls boat to win their race, and 
it was an impressive win. "They 
are just unbelievably fast, and to 
beat up on both CRI and SPS is 
huge,” said Daigneault, "They 
go out on the water and that’s it- 
they are in race mode and 
there’s no touching them until 
they are back off the water. 
They just fly.” 


Despite their resounding 
victory, the start of Andover’s 
race was a little scary for the 
crew. "It looked like everyone 
was really frantic,” said 
coxswain Jess Fan ’05, “We 
were kind of unnerved by the 
fact that CRI stayed with us for 
the first par of the race. Usually 
we leave everyone behind in the 
first twenty strokes, but they 
held on to us.” The girls got it 
back though, and took a lead 
over CRI and left St. Paul’s well 
in their wake. 

Marcella Viktorin ’05 said 
of the finish, “We'd worked 
hard on that sprint, and it 
showed in the race. We were 
moving fast.” Andover’s time 
was 5:06.9, followed by CRI 
(5:11.6) and St. Paul's (5:19.5), 

G3 suffered their first loss of 
the season against St. Paul’s and 
CRI, giving up open water to the 
St. Paul’s crew. Staying with St. 
Paul’s and CRI through the first 
500, Andover began to give up 


seats to both boats going 
through the middle of the race. 
By the end, St. Paul’s had taken 
a considerable lead on the 
Andover crew, winning with a 
time of 5:26.9, followed by CRI 
and Andover at 5:35.9 and 
5.39.7 respectively. 

Last weekend, Andover 
raced Exeter and Tabor on its 
home course. As Daigneault 
said, “The first boat race was 
awesome.” Andover and Exeter 
kept even through the first 500, 
but Exeter took a lead going 
through the middle of the race. 
Towards the last 500, Andover 
walked up a little, and gained a 
lead on the sprint finish. “We 
just wrecked them,” said 
Daigneault, “It , was the best 
sprint I’ve ever experienced; we 
just totally walked on them.” 
Andover won at 5:04.24, fol- 
lowed by Exeter (5:05.78) and 
Tabor (5:26.33). 

The second boat outdid 
themselves in their race. Taking 


the lead on both Exeter and 
Tabor right from the start, the 
Big Blue kept their lead deci- 
sively throughout the race, and 
finished with another stellar 
sprint at a time of 5:24.31. 
Exeter followed in 5:33.75 and 
Tabor came in third with 
5:55.10. As Daigneault said, 
“G2 doesn’t worry about win- 
ning, but by how much they can 
possibly win by.” 

G3 sadly gave up their race 
to Exeter by just a few seconds. 
Exeter took a lead off the start in 
just the first five strokes, and 
lengthened it through the first 
500. During the middle 500, 
Andover pulled up even to 
Exeter and took a lead of a seat 
or two, before lowering their 
ratings and giving the lead back. 
Demoralized going into the final 
500, Andover tried unsuccess- 
fully to pull it back in the sprint. 
Exeter won with 5:43.3, fol- 
lowed by Andover (5:46.5) and 
Tabor (6: 10.2). 












THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS MAY 28, 2004 



Courtesy of Kate Ireland 


The Andover G2 Boat sails to victory during last Saturday’s Interschols. The boat remained undefeated all season and secured a first place win to become the 
2004 NEIRA G2 Champions. 


Andover Girls G1 Crew Finishes Third in Grand Final, 
G2 Flies Past Competition to Polish off Perfect Season 


Continued from Page 12, Column 6 

The girls ended up in third 
place with a time of 5:06.32. 
Exeter .won the race in 5:00.79, 
and Kent came in second about 
three seconds after that. “Exeter 
was kind of the Cinderella boat of 
the season since they didn’t win a 
single race and then went and won 
Interschols,” commented 

Daigneault. “We were upset, but I 
don’t think it was so much 
because we didn't win but 
because it was the end of the sea- 
son. We had such an amazing sea- 
son as a boat, and then all of a sud- 
den it was over for all of us.” The 
entire first boat graduates this 
spring. 

G1 rower Hoppy Maffione 
'04 said of the day, "It was a bum- 
mer to finish third, but we still had 
such a great season that it doesn’t 
really matter. Our team was really 
deep this year. To have three boats 
finish so well at Interschols is 
impressive, and the second boat’s 
victory was the highlight of the 
day." 

The first race of the day for 


Andover's second boat was amaz- 
ing. After taking a lead right off 
the starting line, the girls kept it 
the entire way down the course. 
By the second half of the last 500 
meters, the girls could see they 
would easily win the race and 
started to bring it down. "It felt 
like we were flying,” said seven 
seat Kate Ireland ’05. “We 
brought the rating down to a 30 
and kept the same lead we'd had 
the entire race." 

Andover easily won with a 
time of 5:10.17. Hanover and 
Tabor came in second and third 
respectively to also qualify. 

The Grand Final was equally 
amazing for G2. Taking a lead of 
a boat length extremely early on 
in about the first 20 strokes of the 
race, the girls kept that advantage 
until about the 750 meter mark, at 
which point Kent started to move 
up quickly, “When Kent made its 
move, it was really scary,” said 
bow seat Katherine Adams '06. 
Ireland agreed, saying "It definite- 
ly freaked us out a bit, but we only 
pushed harder." Andover won the 


race with a time of 5:08.11 to 
become the 2004 NEIRA G2 
Interscholastic Champions. “It 
was pretty awesome,” said stroke 
Nell Beattie ’05. 

For Andover’s third boat, the 
heats proved to be much more 
dramatic than for the first two 
boats. Starting out the race, the 
Big Blue found itself fighting for 
fifth place. However, the boat 
caught up by the 500 meter mark, 
and had to then fight for third 
place with Simsbury, going back 
and forth. Going into the last third 
of the race however, Andover 
walked up on Simsbury to stay 
solidly in third place to qualify. 

Also qualifying from their 
heat were East Lyme and St. 
Paul’s. The final race was a little 


disappointing, as Andover came 
in sixth. The race was close 
between all the boats throughout 
the first 500, with two boats 
slightly out front and the other 
four going back and forth between 
the other places. By the last 500 
Andover had slipped back and 
was beaten by a very small mar- 
gin, the fifth place finisher was 
less than half a second ahead. St. 
Paul's, Exeter, and Kent took the 
top three spots. Andover's time 
was 5:32.14. 

G3 rower Katelyn Foley ’05 
summed up the G3 race, “Though 
the first heat was shaky and some- 
what weak, we managed to shake 
off our nervous energy and walk 
up on Simsbury to take third place 
and make it to the final race. We 


were a lot less nervous for the last 
race because we looked at it as an 
opportunity to show of what we 
were made — which unfortunately 
turned out to be sixth place. I've 
never rowed harder than I did in 
that race. As I was already tired 
from the first race, it was strange 
to feel my muscles aching after 
only a minute of the race. It was 
probably one of the most physi- 
cally tiring days of my life.” 

Andover G3 rowing mate 
Sims Witherspoon '05 said of the 
day, “Everyone was really nerv- 
ous, but we all went out onto the 
water and really pushed ourselves. 
The whole team is really proud of 
G2’s finish and of the effort that 
everyone put into the day." 



PA GIRLS CREW 
RACES TO THIRD 
AT INTERSCHO LS 

Girls Cap Stellar Season 

Andover Second Boat 
Dominates Competition 
With Convincing Win 

by Catalina McCallum 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover Girls Crew first 
Varsity boat closed out its strong 
season with a third 
place finish at the 
N E I R A 
Interscholastic 
Rowing 
Championships last 
weekend. The girls 
third boatplaced 
sixth, while the second boat main- 
tained a completely undefeated 
season, finishing first to be 
crowned the 2004 G2 
Interscholastic Champions. 

In the morning, either two or 
three heats of boats race at each 
level to determine which six boats 
will qualify for the Grand Final. 
The first boat had three heats, 
sending the top two finishers in the 
heats to qualify. Andover’s crew 
rowed a solid qualifier, starting out 
strong to take a substantial lead 
over Simsbury, Lowell, and 
Shrewsbury, allowing only Exeter 
to stay out in front. Obvious to the 
rowers that they would qualify, 
Andover allowed Exeter to finish 
first without a fight, coming in sec- 
ond by less than a second. “There’s 
no reason in heats to tire yourself 
out trying to win if you know 
you’re going to qualify,” explained 
Captain Jessie Daigneault ’04. 

The afternoon race was a bit of 
an upset for the Andover first boat. 
Having run aground during their 
pre-race warm-up, the girls’ con- 
centration was a little thrown at the 
beginning of the race. The heat 
was close throughout most of the 
course, but going into the last 500 
meters, Andover found itself trail- 
ing behind. “It just wasn’t our best 
piece,” said Daigneault. “We 
would have out rating up at a 37 
(strokes per minute) when it was 
supposed to be down at a 34. We’d 
try to bring it down and it would 
just go back up, and we weren’t 
used to rowing like that.” 



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2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Bowen, Nicholas 

2006 

Columbus, OH 

Clay, Peter 

2004 

Ellicott City, MD 

Deng, Clarissa 

2005 

Hinsdale, IL 

Filiberti, Arielle 

2007 

Worcester, MA 

Hugon, Alexandre 

2007 

Weston, MA 

Krendel-Clark, James 

2007 

Andover, MA 

Morse, David 

2004 

San Ramon, CA 

Murphy, Alison 

2005 

Piedmont, CA 

Ritchie, Isabel 

2005 

Shorewood, Wl 

Roldan, Anthony 

2004 

New York, NY 

Sobelson, Morissa 

2005 

Concord, NH 

Stein, Lillian 

2007 

Atkinson, NH 

Whalen, Daniel 

2006 

San Juan Capistrano, CA 

Wolf, Alexandre 

2006 

Corvallis, OR 


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A. Roldan/ The Phillipian 


Thatcher Clay ’04 and Dave Morse ’04 return to power 
the cycling team this year. 


by Dave Morse 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

Cycling season is gearing up 
for an exciting season. With 
some of the 
best talent the 
school has 
ever come 
across, the 
Boys’ A team 
hopes to 
defend the 
New England 
title. The Girl’s team looks to be 
a formidable force this season as 
well, with an unexpectedly high 
number of cyclists to add clout. 

The returning dynamos on the 
A team this season are team cap- 
tain P. Thatcher Clay ’04, 
Anthony Roldan ’04, and David 
Morse ’04. These three talented 
riders should pedal their way to 


the front, utilizing not only their 
physical strength, but also their 
gained experience and selfless 
teamwork. 

The rapidly growing Girls’ 
team is an exciting prospect to 
the cycling program. Returning 
riders include Isabel Ritchie ’05, 
Clarissa Deng ’05, Alison 
Murphy ’05, and Morissa 
Sobelson ’05. With extra miles 
under their belts and plenty of 
race knowledge to impart, these 
four women will act as the back- 
bone of the Girls’ team. 

The racing schedule for the 
cycling team is packed this year, 
with a total of nine races 
throughout the season. The 
Adelphia Grand Prix, a United 
States Cycling Federation spon- 
sored event is the first race of the 
season will be held in Plymouth, 
MA. 





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Cycling Takes on Pros 
at Adelphia Grand Prix 


by Dave Morse 

PHILUPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


New England’s top cyclists 
gave a solid jarring to the PA 
Cycling team 
last weekend 
at the 

Adelphia 
Grand Prix, a 
prestigious 
c r i t e r i u m - 
style race host 
to professional 
racing teams. The 3-mile, 8-lap 
race has a demanding climb and 
a technical descent with a blis- 
teringly fast sprint to the finish 
line. 

Five boys entered in the 
Juniors Category, a race consist- 
ing of riders under the age of 18. 
The Junior pack is notorious for 
being a cutthroat crowd and each 
year pulls in the best talent 
across the Eastern Seaboard. 

This year, the Junior race 
reached speeds of 40 miles per 
hour, and maintained speeds of 
36 miles per hour for significant 
periods of time. The pack was so 
fast as to pass the professional 
racers, much to the surprise of 
everyone at the event. 

Dave Morse ’04, the only A 
rider to enter the Junior race, 
was dropped from the pack after 
only three laps of chasing break- 
aways at the front of the group. 
Morse said of the race, “It was 
just ferocious. Attacks were 
launching left and right, and I 
was just a bit too eager to cover 
them all. I was suckered in to the 
fast pace and lost steam soon 
after.” 

The other PA riders to enter 
the Junior race this past week- 
end were Alex Wolf ’06, Nick 
Bowen ’06, Alex Hugon ’07, 
and James Krendal-Clark ’07. 
They were unable, to keep up 
with the main pack, but the race 
gave them good racing experi- 
ence for the season. 

Wolfe said of his perform- 


ance, “There was some really 
good competition. The profes- 
sional riders took off quickly and 
dropped most of our team in the 
beginning. It was a good race to 
work on my technical skills and 
to watch the tactics of the profes- 
sionals.” 

The Women’s Category 4 put 
Andover riders against grown 
women and weathered racers. A 
few of the girls slipped off the 
back of the pack, but two young 
stalwart additions to the team 
managed to hang on with the 
main pack. Lily Stein ’07 and 
Arielle Filiberti ’07 contested in 
the front of the womens’ pack for 
much of the race. 

Disaster struck in the fourth 
lap when a rider collided with 
Filiberti, bringing both riders to 
the ground, as well as all of the 
racers immediately behind them. 
Filiberti said of the crash, 
“Another rider locked handle- 
bars with me, and most of the 
peleton went down with us. 
Bikes and people were scattered 
all over the road, and I totaled 
my bike.” Stein was also caught 
in the whirlwind of wheels, legs, 
and handlebars. Apart from 
superficial scrapes, the two girls 
walked away unharmed from the 
crash. 

Returning cyclist Izzie 
Ritchie said of the race, “It was 
really hard to keep up with the 
professional riders, but the race 
was a good way to get back into 
racing and to learn from some of 
talented riders. I’m looking for- 
ward to the prep-school league 
races because we race against 
other high school cyclists, and 
we should all do a lot better.” 

The riders continue with their 
season and from now on will 
race . against only high school 
cyclists. Still, the Adelphia 
Grand Prix is an early-season tra- 
dition that prepares the team for 
the challenging races ahead. 






A. Roldan/ 77ie Phillipian 

Thatcher Clay ’04 displays a face of anguish as he powers up a hill in a breakaway during last 
Wednesday’s race at Holderness. 


Cycling Comes Out on Top at Holderness 


by Dave Morse 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


With the regular season 
underway, PA cycling finally 
has had a 
chance to show 
its dominance 
in the New 
England prep 
school league. 
Winning the 
first two league 
races of the 
season places Andover in the 
lead for league points, ahead of 
eight other schools, and gives 
them a clear shot at coming in 
number one for the season. 

The Tilton Individual Time 
Trial hosted April 21st was the 
first glimpse of the competition 
in the league. The i 3-mile 
rolling course wound through 
the gusty hills of Tilton, NH. 

The race format is such that 
each rider embarks alone on the 
course and attempts to complete 
it in the shortest time possible, 
with no drafting or help from 


teammates. 

The A team faired well, with 
Dave Morse ’04 finishing first 
for Andover with a time of 
35:51 for 2nd place. Captain 
Thatcher Clay ’04 closely fol- 
lowed in 3rd place with a time 
of 36:34. Anthony Roldan ’04 
sealed Andover victory with his 
39:50 time, good for 17th place. 

The women’s race showed 
stiff competition from power- 
houses such as Exeter and 
Holderness. 

Arielle Filiberti ’07 clocked 
the fasted Andover women’s 
time at 43:57 for 7th place, 
despite having delays due to 
directional complications. Lily 
Stein ’07 had a strong perform- 
ance, finishing in 12th place, 
while Alison Murphy ’05, 
Clarissa Deng ’05, Morissa 
Sobelson ’05, and Isabel Ritchie 
’05 came in 14th, 16th, 20th, 
and 21st, respectively. 

This past Wednesday, 
Holderness School hosted a road 
race in Plymouth, NH. The 20- 
mile course was host to strong 
headwinds and seemingly 


boundless uphill potions. 

Early in the A race, Morse 
had a solo breakaway attempt- 
ing to pick up a 5 second time- 
bonus, but unexplainably expe- 
rienced a brief moment of insta- 
bility and rolled off the road, 
ruining the breakaway. 

Later in the race, a rider 
from Burke attacked. Despite 
arduous efforts, the chase group 
was unable to catch the Burke 
rider. Clay was out-sprinted to 
the finish by only a few inches, 
taking 3rd place. Morse took 
7thplace, and Roldan crossed 
the finish line shortly after in 
10th place, securing another 
team victory for Andover. 

In the women’s pack, 
Filiberti again represented PA at 
the head of the pack, ending 
with a podium finish at 3rd. 
Behind the main pack finished 
Murphy, Deng, Ritchie and 
Sobelson. 

This Sunday, Andover will 
trek north to Bethel, ME, for the 
prestigious and daunting Gould 
Road Race, a staple in the racing 
schedule. 






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Courtesy of Morissa Sobelson 

Dave Morse ’04 rounds a corner during last Wednesday’s criterium bike race. Morse finished a 
close second to a rider from Holderness. 

PA Cycling Finishes First at Exeter, 
Morse ’04 Takes Second at Proctor 


by Dave Morse 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Last weekend Andover hopped 
over to the neighboring Exeter 
campus for a 
thrilling Team 
Time Trial. The 
Mens A-divi- 
sion completed 
ten laps, with 
eleven paired 
teams contest- 
ing in the race. 

Captain Thatcher Clay ’04 and 
teammate Dave Morse ’04 pow- 
ered their way to a decisive victo- 
ry, completing the course 34 sec- 
onds faster than the second place 
pair. Coach Thayer Zaeder said, 
“From a coaches perspective 
[Saturday’s] win was a marvelous 
thing to watch. .. like clockwork; 
fluid, powerful, unbeatable.” 

Anthony Roldan ’04 paired up 
with B rider Nick Bowen ’06 and 
racked up impressive results. 
Despite Bowen’s move up from 
the B division to race with Roldan, 
the pair still pedaled their way to a 
respectable sixth place. 


In the men’s B division, new- 
comers Alex Hugon ’07 and James 
Krendal-Clark ’07 worked well 
together and finished in 8th place. 
In the womens race, Arielle 
Filiberti ’07 and Lily Stein 07 
hoped to race the best of them. 
Stein took a spill on a sharp turn, 
further setting back the duo. Still 
pressing on, the two girls finished 
seventh. Up-and-coming riders 
Clarissa Deng ’05 and Isabel 
Ritchie ’05 rode efficiently 
through the turns tocome in sixth 
place. 

This past Wednesday was the 
New England Prep League 
Championships, hosted by Proctor 
School in Loudon, NH. The cri- 
terium style race is particularly 
exciting, as it takes place at the 
Loudon NASCAR International 
Speedway. 

In the men’s A race, the pack 
stayed together to the sprint finish. 
There were a few breakaway 
attempts, and Morse’s two-lap 
breakaway was the largest margin 
gained that day. In the final sprint. 
Morse was beaten by a bike’s 
length to take second overall, 
closely follo wed b y teammates 


Clay and Roldan, in eighth and 
tenth, respectively. 

In the men’s B race, Hugon 
had a strong showing at the front 
until his chain dropped and he fell 
off the back of the pack. Krendal-' 
Clark and Bowen both pushed 
hard and finished with the pack. 

In the women’s A-pack 
Filiberti had her strongest showing 
yet, working with two other girls 
to catch speedy Exeter racer 
Stebbins ’05 in a breakaway. In the 
final stretch, Filiberti bid her pur- 
suit cohorts adieu and finished 
ahead of them in second place. 
Stein, the other PA woman rider in 
the women’s A race, finished well 
in the pack. 

The women’s B race had equal 
success, with Ritchie and Deng 
placing first and third, respective- 
ly. Murphy and Morissa Sobelson 
’05 followed moments behind in 
the pack. 

With just three races left in the 
season, the men’s A team is well in 
first place for league points. 
Currently, Clay is placed second 
for individual rider league points, 
with Morse creeping behind in 
third. 






Courtesy of Alex Wolfe 

Dave Morse ’04 broke away from the competition to sprint to victory at Interschols on 
Wednesday afternoon. His first place finish helped secure the Men’s A title. 

Andover Cycling Wins Interschols 


by Dave Morse 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


This past Wednesday, Andover 
Cycling made the long haul to 
Newfound 
Lake, NH, for 
the champi- 

onship race of 
the season. 

Anthony 
Roldan ’04 said 
of the race, “It 
was a beautiful 
course, and it favored our racing 
style as a team.” 

A strong headwind in the first 
miles of the race kept the pack 
tightly bunched. There were no 
breakaway attempts until the race 
encountered a steep hill, dubbed, 
“The Wall,” by locals. 

Dave Morse ’04 and Roldan 
attacked up the hill, picking up 
team bonus points at the top while 
captain Thatcher Clay ’04 blocked 
the main pack from catching up. 


Morse and Roldan kept pushing, 
turning their attack in to a fully- 
fledged breakaway. They 
remained out front for several 
mil es until a chase group led by a 
Holdemess rider caught the two. 

The race heated up soon after, 
as barrages of attacks ensued and 
the pace quickened. In the midst 
of chasing one attack, two Exeter 
riders fell after overlapping 
wheels, which cut out some of the 
competition for Andover. 

The trio of Clay, Morse and 
Roldan continued to harass the 
pack with their continuous break- 
away attempts, but all were 
quelled quickly by fast responses. 

Coming in to the final turns, a 
strong Holdemess rider made a 
jump for the finish, sustaining his 
lead all the way until the final 
climb. Depleted from energy, he 
submitted to the pursuing riders 
halfway up the hill. 

Morse let loose and sprinted to 
victory, and Clay followed 
moments later in third place, with 


Roldan trailing closely within the 
pack. 

The team victory crowned 
Andover’s season, resulting in the 
second year of Andover’s harbor- 
ing the New England Prep-League 
Title. In the individual classifica- 
tions, Morse and Clay ended the 
season in second and third in New 
England, respectively. 

Last weekend was host to the 
most grueling of bike races at 
Bethlehem, NH. Put on by the 
Profile School, the 20-mile race 
included “the most brutal climbs I 
have ever seen in this league,” as 
explained by coach Henry Whiner. 

In the Men’s A pack, Morse 
worked successfully with a 
Holdemess rider in break away to 
the finish, where Morse took sec- 
ond by a bike’s length. 

In the Women’s A race, young 
powerhouse Arielle Filiberti ’07 
rode solo for the better part of the 
race to finish minutes ahead of the 
second place rider in her first vic- 
tory of her PA cycling career. 






Courtesy of Anthony Roldan 

Anthony Roldan ’04 keeps up the pace during last Saturday’s Individual Time Trial against 
Exeter, a long-standing cycling tradition. 

Morse ’04 Rides ABM Course Record 


by Dave Morse 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


With cycling season in 
review, no one could have asked 
for a better one. 
Carrying out 
our traditional 
rivalry against 
Exeter was the 
annual 
Andover- 
Exeter head-to- 
head competi- 
tion held at Exeter this past 
Saturday. The race is an 8-mile 
individual time-trial, in which 
each Andover rider matches 
times against his or her corre- 
sponding Exeter equivalent. 
Andover had the heavy hitters 
this season, but Exeter proved to 
contain great depth. 

Through various technical 
and communicative errors, cap- 
tain Thatcher Clay ’04 and team- 
mate Dave Morse ’04 arrived at 
the race without bikes or racing 
gear. The gracious Exeter coach 
tried to make arrangements, but 
could only provide equipment for 
one rider. Morse was chosen to 
race that day, in his t-shirt and 
sneakers. 


Morse came across the finish 
line on his borrowed bike well 
over 30 seconds ahead of his two 
competitors, scoring two points 
for Andover. Anthony Roldan ‘04 
rocketed by his competitor to 
earn another point for Big Blue, 
clocking the third best time of the 
day. 

The cold and gloomy weather 
affected most of the other 
Andover riders for the worse. 
Nick Bowen ’06 was inched out 
of contention, while James 
Krendal-Clark ’07 dropped his 
chain twice, sealing his fhte 
behind his rival. Alex Hugon ’07 
powered past his sizeable oppo- 
nent to score another point for 
Andover. 

Arielle Filiberti ’07 had a 
strong showing, but a fall taken 
on a sharp and slippery turn left 
her at a disadvantage, leaving her 
bloodied and behind in the stand- 
ings. Lily Stein ’07 also had a 
rough day, unable to best her 
Exeter opponent, allowing anoth- 
er point to be taken by Exeter. 
Isabel Ritchie came through big 
with her performance, adding one 
more point to the Andover tally, 
coming to a grand total of 5 
points. Alison Murphy ’05, 


Morissa Sobelson ’05, and 
Clarissa Deng ’05 all succumbed 
to their red rivals. At the end of 
the day, Exeter won, 7-5. 

Roldan said of the race, “I 
thought Saturday was fun-it was 
kind of a bummer that we lost, 
especially since we would have 
won had the mechanical and 
crash been avoided. Plus after- 
wards, we totally ate Exeter's 
food in the dining hall, which by 
the way, is better than ours— the 
rumors are true. Either way, 
though, it's been a great four 
years of cycling and I've had a 
really good time.” 

At the beginning and end of 
each cycling season, the whole 
team heads out to test their legs 
in a 5k time-trial. It acts as a 
mark of improvement for the rid- 
ers on the team and provides a 
time to beat at the end of the sea- 
son. This past Tuesday marked a 
record-breaking performance by 
Morse. The school record, set by 
Kris Hedges (former National 
Collegiate Champion, 2003) in 
1999, was a blisteringly fast 7:25. 
Despite slight winds and cool 
temperatures, Morse managed to 
break the school record by five 
seconds, finishing the 5k in 7:20. 






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GOLF ROSTER 

2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Brennan, Matthew 

2005 

Andover, MA 

Coravos, Andrea 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Curtis, Meade 

2004 

Boxford, MA 

Feldmann, Gregory 

2005 

Wellesley, MA 

Harmeling, Evan 

2007 

North Reading, MA 

Kelly, James 

2006 

Rye, MA 

Keyes, Simon 

2006 

Concord, MA 

Lepke, Kirk 

2004 

North Andover, MA 

Macdonald, Kristen 

2007 

Billerica, MA 

Manice, Henry 

2005 

Dover, MA 

Mittnacht, Arthur 

2004 

Lawrenceville, NJ 

Remeika, Owen 

2006 

Jamaica Plain, MA 

Russell, Stephen 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Tassinari, Paul 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Tassinari, Thomas 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Thomas, Callum 

2004 

Aberdeen, SCO 

Thompson, Edward 

2006 

Atkinson, NH 

Warsaw-Fan, Marina 

2007 

Andover, MA 

Watson, Emily 

2004 

Rocky Mount, NC 

Watson, James 

2006 

Rocky Mount, NC 


Coach: Nat Smith 
Assistants:Bill Scott, Chris Odden, 
Caroline Odden 

















































2004 Roster 

Brennan, Matthew 

2005 

Andover, MA 

Coravos, Andrea 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Curtis, Meade 

2004 

Boxford, MA 

Feldmann, Gregory 

2005 

Wellesley, MA 

Harmeling, Evan 

2007 

North Reading, MA 

Kelly, James 

2006 

Rye, MA 

Keyes, Simon 

2006 

Concord, MA 

Lepke, Kirk 

2004 

North Andover, MA 

Macdonald, Kristen 

2007 

Billerica, MA 

Manice, Henry 

2005 

Dover, MA 

Mittnacht, Arthur 

2004 

Lawrenceville, NJ 

Remeika, Owen 

2006 

Jamaica Plain, MA 

Russell, Stephen 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Tassinari, Paul 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Tassinari, Thomas 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Thomas, Callum 

2004 

Aberdeen, SCOTLAND 

Thompson, Edward 

2006 

Atkinson, NH 

Warsaw-Fan, Marina 

2007 

Andover, MA 

Watson, Emily 

2004 

Rocky Mount, NC 

Watson, James 

2006 

Rocky Mount, NC 


















































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4/3/04 Golf Team Falters in Opening Match With Tabor 

The P. A. Golf team lost 8-4 to Tabor April 3. It was a weird day from the start; Captain Feldy wasn't in the front 
seat as we loaded up for the 70 minute trip to Olde Scotland Links. Returning seniors Meado Curtis and Hatless 
Lepke weren't up front either. Matt Brennan '05 got the front seat because he has already seen Gladiator, the 
DVD showing of the day, 7 times. Poole would have been confused; there was NO music. Bad omen. It was 40 
degrees F, a little wet and windy, but mostly Tabor played really well, their #1 going 2 under to beat Feldy on the 
13 holes we named as the course for the day. Callum Thomas, of soccer and Scotland fame, just missed beating 
his man on the last green, ending up earning PA a half point for a tie. Youngsters James Watson '06 and Evan 
Harmeling '07 played "sub 80" type golf but lost handily. Meado won a point, Matt lost, reliable Lepke tied at #5 
and teamed with winning newcomer Owen Remeika '05 to get their best ball point. To defend the Lovell Cup 
versus Exeter this Wednesday we'll need everyone dressed in blue and playing well at Stow Acres North. 

















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4 / 7/04 Golf Defeats Exeter and GDA; Opens Early Lead in Lovell Cup Play 

A v/varm and sunny day at Stow Acres North was perfect for PA's golfers who crunched Exeter 6-1 in match play 
thereby taking a nearly insurmountable lead in their quest to retain the Lovell Cup. Playing against Exeter and 
^°^ e ™ or ^™. mer in medal P |a V at the same time, PA recorded a 408 to lead easily over Exeter's 433 and GDA's 
432. This 408 (an average score under 82 for the top five players) puts Andover in the lead for the Witherspoon 
Cup now held by GDA. Another 18 holes at Portsmouth and 9 holes at Olde Newbury will complete the 
competition later in May. Low man for the 21 golfers today was Captain Greg Feldmann's fine 2 over par 74 on 
the tree-lined course with dog-legs and water everywhere. Fourth among all players and second for PA was 
S ° n ' S 80 ’ In hiS Loveli Cup match versus Exeter Meade Curtis dominated his opponent by winning 
L VE ?I .u Rumors sa V that 0wen Remeika ate seven chickens and a month old flooor taco for lunch. For about 
e f!ft |e th time in a row, the GDA coaches best ball beat the Andover-Exeter coaches best ball 2-1 . The Old Man 
of the group was out in 39 but faded badly in the homestretch while Moonves of GDA was, as usual, at about 78. 




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4/8/04 Belmont Hill Too Strong Despite Good Round By PA Links Crew 

PA Golf averaged about 2 over par on the front of Trull Thursday, April 8 against Belmont Hill. But very good golf 
was not enough against superb golf by Belmont Hill. We lost 2.5 to 9.5 in the 3 points per foursome format. 
Callum Thomas and James Watson tied; Tom Tassinari won. Belmont Hill's #1 was three under par after three, 
jacking two tenfooters! Two other opponents were under par as well; one was 4 under and the other one under. 
Owen ate his opponent's ball marker, a shiny quarter. BH has six seniors though, so, as they say so often in 
Boston, "Wait 'till next year." 







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4/28/04 Links Squad Defeats St. Mark's 

St. Marks owns their own golf course, but that wasn't enough Wednesday as the PA Varsity Golf team won easily 
5.5 to 2.5. Kristen Macdonald '07, playing at #8, won in the minimum number of holes. James Watson '06, 
playing at #2 won easily and led all scorers with a 2 over par 37. Coach Smith says that the team's record is now 
6 - 2 - 1 . 






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5/1/04 Blue Outshoots Green For First Time in 18 Years 

Can you beat a warm sunny day of 18 holes at Crumpin Fox? Only by beating Deerfield and that just what PA's 
Golf team did today with a solid 6-4 win. Evan Harmeling '07 led the way with an easy 7 and 6 victory at #3. 
Evan scored a super 74 followed by James Watson '06 who shot a 78 for his victory at #2. Watson and Captain 
Feldy '05 tied for their "better ball" point. Evan and Callum Thomas '04 won their better ball point and Callum, as 
usual, tied his opponent. Kirk Lepke '04 overcame the PA female jinx by shooting a good 83 to garner a 4 and 2 
win over his female opponent. Meade Curtis '04 and Feldy lost their matches. Playing at the #7 slot, Owen 
Remeika '06 pulled out a 1 up win by canning a clutch twelve footer on the 18th green. 


Crumpin is always worth the 10 hour day (3.5 hrs driving, 45 minutes of eating, 45 minutes of warm-up and 5 
hours of golf), but Coach Smith went deep into his 20 year record book to find that the last time Andover beat 
Deerfield In golf was 1986 when at least one of today's golfers wasn't even born yet!!! That makes victory sweet 
indeed. PA Golf record is now 7-2-1. 



















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5/5/04 Golfers Club Thayer; Draw With BB&N 

PA Varsity Golf upped its season record to 8 wins, 2 losses and 2 ties on Wednesday, May 5 at Braintree Muni. 
Andover feared Thayer who had beaten us last year, but we glided by them this year with a solid 5.5 to 1.5 win 
on the long narrow back nine. Playing BB&N at the same time we thought would be a breeze, but Andover just 
eeked out a Tie on the seventh and last match of the day. Seniors Callum Thomas and Kirk Lepke were the only 
Andover double winners of the day. Coach Smith should have brought a couple of Andover's straight hitting girls 
to play Braintree from the reds which were as much as 140 yards shorter than the blues on some holes. Andover 
now heads to GDA to continue its quest for the Witherspoon Bowl and the Lovell Cup. 




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Golf 


by Simon Keyes 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

The 2004 Varsity Golf Team 
has much to look 
forward to this 
season, including 
defending the 
Lovell Cup and 
seeking to take 
back the 

Witherspoon Cup 
from Governor Dummer 
Academy. With upper captain 
Greg Feldmann ’05 leading a tal- 
ented and youthful squad, the 
team has set high expectations 
for itself. 

The full roster has not yet been 
set, but when all is said and done, 
there will be about 16-20 play- 
ers. The top four should present a 
tough challenge for opponents 
once the competition com- 
mences. Feldmann will be joined 


by returning James Watson’06 
and two newcomers at the top of 
the lineup: freshman sensation 
Evan Harmeling ’07 and our 
very own Scottish PG, Callum 
Thomas ’04. 

The team faces a busy schedule 
next week, competing in four 
matches to open the season. Kirk 
Lepke ’04, a probable starter, has 
confidence in his teammates. 
“It’s freezing cold playing out 
there and we have to face four of 
our strongest opponents right 
away. I don’t know if we will 
even have a team by Saturday, 
but I know our guys will perform 
when they have to.” 

Andover will send its top seven 
to face Tabor on Saturday before 
the first of three matches with 
both Exeter and GDA on 
Wednesday in the opening round 
of the Witherspoon Cup. 
Feldmann hopes to return to 
campus victorious from an 
important match on 
Wednesday: 

“It’s almost too 
cold to play and the 
courses are not in 
good shape so it’s 
really going to come 
down to who out- 
plays who this week. 
Our Wednesday 
match means a lot 
for us, so hopefully 
we can start our sea- 
son off right.” 

With high hopes 
and an excess of 
young talent, 
Andover will be a 
top competitor over 
the next couple of 
years. 




The Phillipian Archives 




Golf Blown Away by Tabor, 
Flies Past GDA and Exeter 


by Simon Keyes 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Tabor 

8 

Andover 

4 


The Andover Golf Team 
began their season Saturday with a 
blustery and disap- 
pointing home 
match versus Tabor 
at Olde Scotland 
Links. 

The conditions 
were hardly suit- 
able for golf, as the 8 players 
braved a wet, windy and 40 
degree day in which the freezing 
temperatures forced to match to 
stop after 13 holes. 

The conditions did not give 
Andover the home course advan- 
tage that they had hoped for, and 
they suffered an 8-4 loss. 
Andover’s 1 and 2 players, Greg 
Feldmann ’05 and Callum 
Thomas ’04 both played excep- 
tionally well despite the wretched 
conditions. 


Their efforts, however, came 
up just short as Feldmann lost in 
13 holes and Callum Thomas 
endured a heart-breaking three 
putt on the last hole to end up with 
a tie and a point for Andover Golf. 

Returning starter James 
Watson ’06 and freshman phenom 
Evan Harmeling played solid 
rounds of Golf, only to be out- 
dueled by Tabor’s exceptional 
play. At the #5 slot, Kirk Lepke 
’04 provided Andover with anoth- 
er 1/2 point for a tie. 

His partner, new lower and 
new starter, Owen Remeika 06’ 
won his first match ever for 
Andover Blue and also combined 
with Lepke to win the best ball 
competition. Meade Curtis’ victo- 
ry gave Andover its 4th and final 
point of the match. 

The golf team headed afar to 
its next home match, more than an 
hour away at Stowe Acres 
Country Club, versus Governor 
Dummer and Exeter. The three 
schools competed against each 
other in what is known as The 


Witherspoon Cup, an event that 
has been around longer than 
Coach Nat Smith. 

James Watson ’06 provided 
insight on the inconvenience of 
Andover’s lack of a traditional 
home course. “I knew I might be 
at a slight disadvantage when my 
opponents had to explain each 
hole to me at my own home 
course.” Obviously the explana- 
tions were good enough as not 
only did Watson win, but so did 5 
of his teammates as Andover 
soundly beat its arch rival 
Governor Dummer but also 
Exeter, 6- 1 . 

Feldmann had the low round 
of the day with a scorching 3 over 
par. Meade Curtis ’04 was so 
dominant in his match that he did 
not lose a single hole and won eas- 
ily in the bare minimum of 10 
holes. Watson almost pulled off 
the similar feat by winning in 11 
holes. It was Andover’s firft win 
of the season and a great rebound 
from Saturday’s defeat. 



Continued on Page 10, Column 1 





)RTS APRIL 30, 2004 B3 



S. Keyes/The Phillipian 

James Kelly ’06 watches the placement of his shot during an Andover Golf match. Andover 
ended the week with one tie and one win. 


Andover Golf Finishes Mixed Week, 


Ties New Hampton, Smokes St. Marks 


by Andrea Coravos 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The PA Varsity Golf team 
played came through with mixed 
results this week. 
On Friday against 
New Hampton the 
team ended the 
game with a tie, 
and on Wednesday 
they easily beat St. 



Marks. Recently many new 
golfers have been playing in the 
Varsity matches and impressing 
their coaches and teammates, 
especially against St. Marks. 

Coach Smith was happy with 
the Big Blue tie against New 
Hampton match on Friday, 
“New Hampton showed up with 
enthusiasm and skill,” he said, 
“With 6 matches completed and 
light giving way to 38 degree 
nightfall, our last group of 
Brennan and Stylish Artie final- 
ly limped in, an hour behind 
everyone else. But they pulled 
off the 3 point sweep we needed 
to pull Andover into a good final 
6-6 tie on a cold day at Atkinson. 
Evan and Callum swept; others 
were swept.” 

Paul Tassinari ’04 said, 
“Against New Hampton, our 
numbers one, two, five, and six 
were swept of all 3 points in 
there group, while the rest of our 
team swept the rest of the points 
in their groups. New Hampton 
beat us last year, and no one on 
their team graduated from last 
year, so they only improved. But 
overall everyone played well. 
Artie and Brennan came in after 
playing really slowly, but they 
swept all 3 points, which was a 


surprise to the rest of the team 
waiting for them, so they came 
through to help tie the match.” 

The golf teams own Scottish 
Pride, Callum Thomas ’04, elo- 
quently said, “Our tie against 
New Hampton was an emotional 
encounter to say the least. Few 
moments in golf will ever match 
the tension as Artie Mittnacht 
won his last hole to bring the tie 
home for Andover. Personally I 
was pleased with my own per- 
formance, and that of my play- 
ing partner Evan Harmeling, as 
we took all three points available 
from our contest.” 

Tom Tassinari’06, Simon 
Keyes ’06, Kristen MacDonald 
’07, James Watson’06, and 
Emily Watson ’04 (who shot the 
days low score of 37) all won 
their matches easily. Leaving no 
one guessing about her talent, 
MacDonald beat her St. Marks 
player on the first five holes. 
Greg Feldmann ’05 tied his 
opponent. The overall score was 
PA 5.5 to St. Marks 2.5. 

Keyes summed up the match 
against St. Marks, “The day was 
easy. The course was short and 
crummy. St. Marks was better 
than we expected, but just not 
good enough.” 









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YEAR: 2003 - 2004 


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MANAGER(S): 


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ASSISTANT COACH(S): /DnrJ^fe 


SEASON RECORD 

WIN ' LOST ' TIED_0_ 









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Phillips Academy 
Boys' Varsity Lacrosse 
2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Smith, Matthew 

2004 

Chevy Chase, MD 

Goldstein, Henry 

2005 

Chicago, IL 

Kennedy, Samuel 

2005 

Cumberland, ME 

Bongiorni, Alex 

2004 

Hampden, MA 

Magnin, Christopher 

2005 

Andover, MA 

McCarthy, Peter 

2007 

Los Gatos, CA 

Stamas, Nicholas 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Curtin, Patrick 

2007 

Syracuse, NY 

Kellogg, Nathan 

2005 

Natick, MA 

Weiner, Benjamin 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Burke, Kevin 

2006 

Rye, NY 

Barron, Thomas 

2004 

New York, NY 

Harrold, Charles 

2004 

Chicago, IL 

Shannon, Patrick 

2005 

Andover, MA 

Hawkins, Thomas 

2006 

Marblehead, MA 

Kim, Sung 

2006 

Roslyn, NY 

Boeschenstein, Harold 

2004 

Marblehead, MA 

Ward, Matthew 

2006 

Boxford, MA 

Fried, Mason 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Uchiyama, Yusuke 

2005 

Cincinnati, OH 

Freker, Beau 

2005 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wilkinson, David 

2005 

Rowayton, CT 

Thunell, Hunter 

2006 

Walpole, MA 

Seidensticker, Patrick 

2004 

Annapolis, MD 

Miller, Victor 

2005 

Watertown, Wl 

Fenstermaker, Paul 

2004 

Naples, FL 


Coach: John Dugan 
Leon Modeste 
Captain: Tom Barron 
Managers: Victoria VanStekelenburg 
Ashley Calhoun 
Erondu, Chioma 























































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4/3/04 Boys Lacrosse Takes on Bridgton 

Andover faced a very strong, all-PG squad from Bridgton on the turf field at Bowdoin with Bridgton 
winning 27-5. Despite the rather lopsided score, the team played hard and showed character. This 
was a good experience, especially considering that many teams in New England were probably 
unable to play that Saturday due to poor field conditions. 










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4/7/04 PA Defeats NMH in Boys Lax 

y ear ^he^ffer^e 3 be^an to ^oo ^crisper 4 but^'herets n sti if ^ ^ * likely rebuildin 9 this 

first goal in an Andover jersey. NickStamas '04 f ch w ° rk t0 do ' Matt Ward ' 06 scored his 

defense played well as a " but "l"? ,‘^way with four go^The 5 

y ' DUC cnere IS still a lot of room for improvement. 














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4/11/04 Boys Lax Downs Tilton 










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4/17/04 Boys Lax Whips Hyde 

The Andover boys' lacrosse team defeated Hyde School 16-5 on Saturday. Tom Barron led the way 
with 6 goals. The defense played a strong game after some initial adjustments. The team looks 
forward to showdowns this week with traditional powers Holderness and Deerfield. 






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4/24/04 Boys Lax Takes on Deerfield 

The boys' lacrosse team lost to Deerfield this weekend 13-3. The team hustled and worked hard for 
much of the contest, but they were overmatched by a strong Deerfield squad, a team that might be 
the class of New England this year. The coaches hope that this is a learning experience, one that 
will help us in the upcoming tough games. 






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4/28/04 Laxmen Down Sea wolves 

The boys' lacrosse team defeated Tabor Academv 13 to 7 M*t+ ^ 

he w ay „, th t h ree goals and an asslst . Barron 04 had a nfce 

Cotton' H^oW , n°4 Start h he 93me and P ' ayed We " throu 9hout the game 
the firs/ nn ' f l' aP$ the team ' s best defenseman, was able to score 
the first goal of his Andover career. A number of players entered the aamp 

and played good minutes in stretches of the 3rd and 4th quarters. 9 














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5/ 1/04 Lacrosse Team Hangs On Against Tough Loomis Chaffee. 

The boys' lacrosse team won a very big game Saturday against Loomis Chaffee, a traditionally 
strong Western New England team. The game was played on a nice afternoon and in front of a 
rather large home crowd. Tom Barron '04 was able to convert on the feed from Nick Stamas '04 
with an athletic finish for the first goal. Loomis soon tied the game at one, and the tone was set -- 
no team would lead by more than two goals until Andover went up 9 - 7 in the closing minutes of 
the game. Matt Ward '06 had a great game as a two-way middie. He played strong defense and 
scored four goals. Matt Smith '04 had an excellent game between the pipes. Both deserve game 
balls for their efforts. 

The Blue defense fell asleep at the end of the second quarter and allowed two Loomis goals in the 
final 1:20 of the half. Loomis went into the half leading 6-5 and would start the 3rd quarter with a 
man advantage. Goalie Smith had drawn the penalty, so the back-up goalie Paul Fenstermaker '04 
had to get a quick warm-up at halftime and enter the contest. He made a stop and an outlet (a 
huge turning point in the game). Andover was then able to kill the penalty and tie the score at 6 - 6. 
Loomis scored the next goal, but then Andover went on a nice little run. Ward, Hobie Boeschenstein 
'04, and Stamas (assisted by Barron) had the three goals in this stretch. 

There was mass confusion toward the end of the game. Andover suffered from two delay-of-game 
calls (one resulting in a penalty and the other in a change of possession). This lead to the 8th 
Loomis goal, a ball that seemed to be deflected off a stick and dribbled in. Andover lost the ensuing 
face off, but was able to hold on to the 9-8 lead. It was a nice team effort. 





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F. Wang/ The Phillipian 


Captain Tom Barron ’04 showed off his 
tremendous talent on the field last year. 


by Vic Miller & Nate Kellogg 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 

The Andover Boys Varsity 
Lacrosse 
Team is 
preparing to 
have a suc- 
cessful sea- 
son. 

After two 
days of tryouts 
and much conferencing by 
coaches and seniors, the final 
roster for the boys lacrosse 
team in 2004 has been set. The 
team looks to its eight seniors 
for leadership and guidance as 
the season commences. Led by 
Captain Thomas Barron ’04, 
the seniors on the team are 
Cotton Harrold ’04, Pate 
Sidenstickler ’04 and Alex 
Bongiornia ’04 on defense. 
Matt Smith ’04 and Paul 
Fenstermaker ’04 fighting for 
time in goal, Nick Stamos ’04 
and Barron ’04 at midfield, and 
Hobie Boechenstine ’04 fuel- 
ing the attack. 

Aiding the seniors on defense, 
the team looks to uppers Beau 
Freker ’05 and Patrick 


Shannon’05. At 
midfield, the upper 
class boasts five 
solid players, Sam 
Kennedy ’05, Dave 
Wilkinson ’05, 

Harry Goldstein 
’05, Victor Miller 
’05, and Nathan 
Kellogg ’05. 

Uppers on attack, 

Yusuke Uchiyama 
’05 and Chris 
Magnin ’05, will 
always be looking 
for the back of the 
net. 

Mason Fried ’06 
and Steve Kim ’06 
provide solid play 
as lowers on 
defense, while 
Tom Hawkins ’06, 

Matt Ward ’06, Khaki Burke 
’06 and Hunter Thunell ’06 
help the midfield. At attack, 
lower Ben Weiner ’06 provides 
good looks to the cage. As for 
the freshman class of ’07, 
attackmen Pat Curtin ’07 and 
Peter McCarthy ’07 join the 
squad as the youngest players 
looking to score some goals. 


This past Wednesday, the 
team had planned to scrimmage 
Brooks School, but the rain and 
wet fields would not permit. 
This Saturday the team will 
travel to Bowdoin University to 
face the all post-graduate 
school, Bridgeton Academy, 
over which the team triumphed 
last year with a nail-biting final 
score of 9-8. 
















BROOKS, NMH 
NO MATCH FOR 
BO YS LACROS SE 

Season Starts With a Bang 

— 

Captain Barron, 
Stamas ’04, Fuel 
Offense 

Continued from Page 12, Column 4 
perfect, the 14 goals the offense 
scored proved its talent. 

At the end of the game, the 
Big Blue had scored 14 goals to 
Northfield Mount Hermon’s one. 
“After freshman Peter McCarthy 
dropped his tray at lunch, I 
thought we were doomed. But in 
the end, the Big Blue pulled 
through and came away with a 
big win,” said midfielder Harry 
Goldstein. 

The lunchtime disaster, how- 
ever, was no omen for dissa- 
pointment. The Big Blue 
Lacrosse team was able to domi- 
nate the play on the field. 

Stamas ’04 had a stellar 
game with four goals followed 
up by Barron's ’04 hat-trick. 
Hobie Boeschenstein ’04 and 
Thomas Hawkins ’06 also netted 
goals for the team. 

“This was a good confidence 
booster for the offense. By the 
end of the contest, we were mov- 
ing the ball much, much better 
than we had ever done this sea- 
son. I think we will feed off this 
energy and propel ourselves like 
a cigarette boat through the glis- 
tening water of the great white 
Atlantic to defeat the rival 
Tiltonians from across the land. 
Those children don’t see us a- 
comin'. It reminds me of a poem 
I once wrote titled ‘the cigarette 
boat from the depths of hell,”’ 
said David Wilkinson ’05. 

Despite his quirky sense of 
humor and unusual analogy, 
Wilkinson knew what he was 
doing on the field last week. 

The team continues to gear 
up for its match at Tilton 
Academy on Saturday. 



Andover Boys Lacrosse Trouces Tilton Academy, 
Stamas ’04 Still Red Hot, Shannon ’05 Returns 


by Vic Miller &Dave Wilkinson 

PHILL1PIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Vndover 

11 

rilton 

3 



Call them butter, ‘cause 
hey’re on a roll. The Big Blue 
boys’ lacrosse 
team came up 
with another 
win last 

Saturday over 
Tilton 
Academy, 11-3. 
he boys traveled to Tilton, 
lew Hampshire to square off 
gainst the black and gold 
iltonians. 

Captain Tom Barron 04 took 
te opening face-off and quickly 
ot the offense started with his 
ncellent stick skills. However, 
ilton was able to deter the Big 
lue from netting several goals 
ith their trapping zone 
fense. In response, Coach 
ugan set the Andover offense 
in a 1-4-1 set in order to draw 
ilton out of their zone. With 
iis adjustment in place, the Big 
lue offense caught fire. 

Nick Stamas '04 led the 
ndover barrage with three 
)als, continuing his strong play 
late. Joining Stamas were 
obie Boeschenstein '04, Dave 
'ilkinson ’05, Yusuke 
chiyama ’05, Sam Kennedy 
5, Thomas Hawkins ’06, Ben 
'einer '06, and Captain Barron, 
ho all added goals of their 
vn. Freshmen Pat Curtin '07 
id Peter McCarthy '07 were 
>t able to find the back of the 
:t, but did get some good looks 
the cage. 

Defenseman Cotton Harrold 
4 spoke on Andover’s offen- 
ve success: “Because of 
lton's defensive softness, our 
fense had many long posses- 
3ns. I was cold waiting for the 
ill to come down to our defen- 
ce end.” 

Ultimately, the Andover 
•fense got pretty cold from 


watching and waiting during the 
game. The Tiltonians were only 
able to penetrate the Big Blue 
defense for 2 goals late in the 
second half. Once again, Alex 
Bongiorni '04 and Harrold kept 
the crease clean of black and 
gold with bone- crushing hits and 
stick checks that would make a 
grown man cry, even Ray 
Lewis. 

Pate Seidensticker 04, Beau 
Freker '05, and Mason Fried 06 
also played solid defense, 
snatching up every ground ball 
in their path. Superb goal keep- 
ing by the dynamic duo of Paul 
Fenstermaker '04 and Matt 
Smith '04 also kept the strug- 
gling Tiltonians at bay. 

In addition to sharp offense 
and solid defense, the return of 
Pat Shannon '05 helped spark 
Andover to victory. Shannon’s 
groin and lower back have 


plagued him, since the beginning 
of his freshman year. These 
injuries have severely hampered 
Shannon’s ability to play for the 
past two years. If he did not 
have to sit out for the whole 
game, he usually had to call it 
quits after only a few hard 
scrums. 

Even though Shannon has 
not been able to play in many 
games over the past few years, 
his skills have only gotten bet- 
ter. On his first run against 
Tilton, Shannon made an unbe- 
lievable pick up of a ground ball 
that led to a fast break and a pro- 
ductive Andover possession. 
Throughout the rest of the game. 
Shannon continued to dominate 
the midfield, winning face-offs, 
forcing turnovers, and leading 
defensive stands. 

Wilkinson said of Shannon, 
"Pat was the only freshman to 


make the team in 2002 and his 
ability level then and now are 
evident on the field. His leader- 
ship, skill, and effort on and off 
the field have allowed him to 
develop into a tremendous asset 
to the team. Having Pat back on 
the field not only improves our 
play, but brings us closer as a 
team." 

After its remarkable per- 
formance at Tilton, the Big Blue 
lacrosse team took on another 
week of intense practice, work- 
ing on stick skills and possess- 
ing the ball on offense. 
Everyday the team gets out on 
the practice field early to work 
on their shooting and feeding 
skills. Little things like this 
should bring Andover to a new 
level, where the team can con- 
tend with some of the best teams 
in New England. 



After defeating NMH last week, the Andover Boys Varsity Lacrosse team continued its winning 
ways on Saturday, downing Tilton 11-3. 


cn* 



Andover Boys Lacrosse Trouces Tilton Academy, 
Stamas ’04 Still Red Hot, Shannon ’05 Returns 


by Vic Miller &Dave Wilkinson 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Andover 

11 

Tilton 

3 


Call them butter, ‘cause 
they’re on a roll. The Big Blue 
boys’ lacrosse 
team came up 
with another 
win last 

Saturday over 
Tilton 
Academy, 11-3. 
The boys traveled to Tilton, 
New Hampshire to square off 
against the black and gold 
Tiltonians. 

Captain Tom Barron '04 took 
the opening face-off and quickly 
got the offense started with his 
excellent stick skills. However, 
Tilton was able to deter the Big 
Blue from netting several goals 
with their trapping zone 
defense. In response, Coach 
Dugan set the Andover offense 
up in a 1-4-1 set in order to draw 
Tilton out of their zone. With 
this adjustment in place, the Big 
Blue offense caught fire. 

Nick Stamas '04 led the 
Andover barrage with three 
goals, continuing his strong play 
of late. Joining Stamas were 
Hobie Boeschenstein '04, Dave 
Wilkinson '05, Yusuke 
Uchiyama '05, Sam Kennedy 
'05, Thomas Hawkins 06, Ben 
Weiner '06, and Captain Barron, 
who all added goals of their 
own. Freshmen Pat Curtin '07 
and Peter McCarthy '07 were 
not able to find the back of the 
net, but did get some good looks 
at the cage. 

Defenseman Cotton Harrold 
'04 spoke on Andover’s offen- 
sive success: “Because of 
Tilton's defensive softness, our 
offense had many long posses- 
sions. I was cold waiting for the 
ball to come down to our defen- 
sive end." 

Ultimately, the Andover 
defense got pretty cold from 


watching and waiting during the 
game. The Tiltonians were only 
able to penetrate the Big Blue 
defense for 2 goals late in the 
second half. Once again, Alex 
Bongiomi '04 and Harrold kept 
the crease clean of black and 
gold with bone crushing hits and 
stick checks that would make a 
grown man cry, even Ray 
Lewis. 

Pate Seidensticker '04, Beau 
Freker '05, and Mason Fried '06 
also played solid defense, 
snatching up every ground ball 
in their path. Superb goal keep- 
ing by the dynamic duo of Paul 
Fenstermaker '04 and Matt 
Smith '04 also kept the strug- 
gling Tiltonians at bay. 

In addition to sharp offense 
and solid defense, the return of 
Pat Shannon '05 helped spark 
Andover to victory. Shannon’s 
groin and lower back have 


plagued him since the beginning 
of his freshman year. These 
injuries have severely hampered 
Shannon’s ability to play for the 
past two years. If he did not 
have to sit out for the whole 
game, he usually had to call it 
quits after only a few hard 
scrums. 

Even though Shannon has 
not been able to play in many 
games over the past few years, 
his skills have only gotten bet- 
ter. On his first run against 
Tilton, Shannon made an unbe- 
lievable pick up of a ground ball 
that led to a fast break and a pro- 
ductive Andover possession. 
Throughout the rest of the game, 
Shannon continued to dominate 
the midfield, winning face-offs, 
forcing turnovers, and leading 
defensive stands. 

Wilkinson said of Shannon, 
"Pat was the only freshman to 


make the team in 2002 and his 
ability level then and now are 
evident on the field. His leader- 
ship, skill, and effort on and off 
the field have allowed him to 
develop into a tremendous asset 
to the team. Having Pat back on 
the field not only improves our 
play, but brings us closer as a 
team." 

After its remarkable per- 
formance at Tilton, the Big Blue 
lacrosse team took on another 
week of intense practice, work- 
ing on stick skills and possess- 
ing the ball on offense. 
Everyday the team gets out on 
the practice field early to work 
on their shooting and feeding 
skills. Little things like this 
should bring Andover to a new 
level, where the team can con- 
tend with some of the best teams 
in New England. 



E. Gelb/77ie Phillipian 


After defeating NMH last week, the Andover Boys Varsity Lacrosse team continued its winning 
ways on Saturday, downing Tilton 11-3. 








S. Hall/The Phillipian 


Pat Curtain ’07 fights for a loose ball during the Big Blue’s game with Hyde last Saturday. The Andover Boys Varsity Lacrosse team rolled to a blowout win, 
destroying the opposing defense for 16 goals. 


Boys Lax Runs through Hyde, Trips over Holdemess 


by Vic Miller & Nate Kellogg 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Andover 

16 

Hyde 

5 

Holdemess 

6 

Andover 

3 


The warm spring weather is 
finally here, and with that warmth 
comes bigtime 
lacrosse. 

Last 
Saturday, the 
Big Blue Boys 
Varsity 
Lacrosse team 
faced Hyde (ME) at home in 
Phelps Stadium. 

After a week of hard practice 
and no game on Wednesday, the 
boys had honed their skills in 
preparation for Hyde. The match 
displayed the Big Blue’s 


revamped offense as Andover 
attackers moved the ball well with 
Coach Dugan’s newly devised 
motion package, running around, 
over, and through their visitors 
from Maine. 

Prior to the game, Coach 
Dugan told the boys, “This team 
would like nothing more than to 
get in a dogfight with you guys. 
Shut them down early.” Taking 
these words to heart, the Big Blue 
went on to tear apart the Hyde 
defense with 16 goals. 

Led by six goals and five 
assists from Captain Tom Barron 
'04, Andover generated plenty of 
quality looks and moved the ball 
the best so far this year. Thomas 
Hawkins '06, Nick Stamas '04, 
Sam Kennedy '05, Dave 
Wilkinson '05, Nate Kellogg '05, 
Ben Weiner '06, and Harry 
Goldstein '05 also found the back 
of the net. 


Once again, goalies Matt 
Smith '04 and Paul Fenstermaker 
'04 played exceptionally well in 
goal, tallying save after save until 
the final whistle. In the end, the 
scoreboard read Andover 16, 
Hyde 5. 

Freshman Peter McCarthy ’07 
commented on Andover’s suc- 
cess, saying, “When we played 
Hyde, the offense looked great, 
and the defense was strong. I hope 
we can build off of this game for 
the rest of the reason and contin- 
ue to improve our play.” 

And then there was 
Holdemess. On Wednesday, the 
Big Blue ventured up to 
Plymouth, NH to play the 
Holdemess Bulls. 

Last year, the Big Blue beat 
Holdemess by a score of 11-7 in a 
tough, tight game. This year, 
Holdemess once again came 
ready to play, scoring five goals to 


Andover's two in the first half. PA 
players were having difficulty 
finding looks at the cage, and 
even more problems finishing the 
few looks they found. 

The Andover defense lacked 
communication in the first half, 
but were able to talk out many of 
the kinks during halftime, holding 
the Bulls to just one goal during 
the second half. 

However, the defensive 
improvement proved to be too 
late, as Holdemess took the game 
6-3. 

“We had a rough game,” said 
Matt Ward ’06, “hopefully we can 
make it up during the rest of this 
week with good practices.” 

After having only one practice 
between playing Hyde and 
Holdemess, the team looks for- 
ward to two hard practices before 
this Saturday’s contest against 
Deerfield Academy. The offense 


will continue to work on going 
hard to the cage, creating offen- 
sive opportunities, and finishing 
them. Defenders will turn up their 
play a notch during practice to 
challenge PA’s attackers even 
more in order to prepare them for 
other strong New England defens- 
es. 

Wilkinson, looking forward to 
Saturday’s prime-time matchup, 
commented, “Holdemess came 
out strong and beat us on ground 
balls. This wasn't a game that was 
won by superstar players. They 
won because they out-hustled us. 
We didn’t wake up until late into 
the second quarter and the 
momentum was on their side for 
the rest of the game. We've got a 
long ride and our biggest game of 
the season on Saturday at 
Deerfield. Hopefully we will be 
able to rally and get up for the 
next game.” 








THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS MAY 14, 2004 


C. Touhey/r/if Phillipian 

Hobe Boeschenstein ’04 tries to run past his Moses Brown defender during last Wednesday’s game. The Moses Brown defense 
held Andover at bay for most of the game, defeating the Big Blue 11-5. 


Boys Lax Picks up Huge Victories over Loomis, KUA, 


All-American Goalie Stops Blue Against Moses Brown 


by Vic Miller & Nate Kellogg 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Two Saturdays ago the Big 
Blue Boys Lacrosse team got up to 
play the game of 
the year against 
Loomis- 
Chaffee, a tradi- 
tional New- 
England power- 
house. 

From the opening face off, one 
could easily see that the whole 
game would be physical and 
intense for both squads. Captain 
Tom Barron ’04 helped direct the 
offense in creating and finishing 
looks at the cage. Matt Ward '06 
utilized Barron’s direction, taking 
his man up top and driving to the 
cage one on one. His ox-like build 
and strong shot was able to gener- 
ate four goals for the team. 

The defense, led by Cotton 
Harrold ’04, ravaged the Pelicans’ 
offense. Late slides extinguished 
Loomis’ draw and dump offense 


while hard hits and stellar play 
from Alex Bongiomi ’04 and 
Mason Fried ’06 helped keep the 
red out of the crease. Goalkeepers 
Matt Smith ’04 and Paul 
Fenstermaker ’04 had huge games 
between the pipes. In the end, 
Andover’s brilliant play resulted in 
a big 9-8 win. 

The following Wednesday, the 
boys played a developing 
Worcester Academy squad. 
Worcester’s boys could not stop 
Andover’s quick offense, and they 
could not penetrate the Big Blue’s 
defense. Smith and Fenstermaker 
helped produce a shutout as the 
final score was 19-0, Andover. 
Noteworthy goals of the game 
came from Alex Bongiomi ’04, 
who scored his first goal ever, and 
Peter McCarthy ‘07 and Pat Curtin 
’07 generated 7 goals, scoring two 
and five, respectively. 

Feeding off of this win, the 
team headed to Kimball Union 
Academy in northern New 
Hampshire to play a surprisingly 


strong team. Barron ’04 once 
again helped direct the offense 
with Coach John Dugan’s help, 
generating looks and scoring 
opportunities. Hobie 

Boeschenstein ’04 played one of 
his best games this year, playing 
by the philosophy, “If you score, it 
doesn’t hurt.” Boeschenstein 
found himself being pummeled 
again and again on the crease, tak- 
ing hit after hit, but finding the 
twine four times for four goals. 
Matt Ward ’06, playing with an 
injured shoulder, still managed to 
score 2 goals. Dave Wilkinson ’05 
and Sam Kennedy ‘05 also had 
goals off of hard runs to the crease 
with shots on the run. 

The defense, challenged by a 
physical K.U.A. attack in the tran- 
sition game, was still able to clear 
the ball well and hold them to only 
four goals. Harrold once again 
came into the spotlight with excel- 
lent man defense and getting after 
the ground balls. Smith had anoth- 
er great game directing the defense 


and stopping shots between the 
pipes. In the end, Andover tri- 
umphed, 11-4. 

This past Wednesday the Big 
Blue played Rhode Island's Moses 
Brown. The first quarter was a 
hard fought dogfight by both 
teams. After the first 12 minutes of 
the game the score was knotted at 
3. The second quarter, the Big 
Blue's defense was not able to 
keep up with -Moses Brown's 
offense, allowing 5 goals while 
Andover’s offense was only able 
to generate 2 goals, leaving the 
score at 8 - 5 in favor of Moses 
Brown at the half. 

The second half proved to be a 
disaster for the Big Blue. Moses 
Brown's standout goalie played an 
exceptional game, keeping them in 
the game, and Andover out. The 
final score was 11-5, Moses 
Brown. 

Following this tough loss, the 
team looks to rebound on Saturday 
against Choate Rosemary' Hall in 
Wallingford, Connecticut. 





10 


THE PHILLIP1AN SI 



S. HallTTi? Phillipian 


Matt Ward ’06 wards off his defender during the Andover Boys Varsity Lacrosse game last 
week. The Big Blue defeated Pomfret on Wednesday in overtime. 


Boys Lacrosse Pops Pomfret in OT 


by Vic Miller & Nate Kellogg 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


After dropping a game to 
Choate on Saturday, the Andover 
Boys Varsity 
Lacrosse team 
bounced back to 
take down 
Pomfret School 
in overtime. 

This past 
Saturday the Andover Boys 
Lacrosse team faced Choate 
Rosemary Hall. After a long bus 
ride, the team got off to a slow start 
and found itself down four goals 
after the first half. With help from 
coaches John Dugan and Leon 
Modeste, the Big Blue was able to 
identify its problems and come out 
strong for the second half. 

During the second half. Cotton 
Harrold ’04 and Pat Shannon ’05 
picked up the team with several 
solid clears. Captain Tom Barron 
’04 ut iliz ed these clears, directing 
the offense and creating looks in 
addition to scoring a goal and 
assisting another. Sam Kennedy 
’05 also played a solid game on 
offense, getting after ground balls 
and scoring a goal of his own. 
Goalie Matt Smith ’04 played a 


phenomenal game between the 
pipes. He was a key factor in keep- 
ing Andover in the game, directing 
the defense and stopping shots like 
a wall. 

With two minutes left, 
Andover scored to drop Choate’s 
lead to one. Andover was able to 
possess the ball again with a 
minute left, but could not come up 
with a look at the cage. Choate 
walked away with a 9-8 victory. 

Heeding Coach’s advice and 
following two hard practices, the 
team felt prepared for its next 
match against Pomfret School in 
Pomfret, CT. The boys got off the 
bus early this time, scoring first 
against Pomfret’s red defense. 
Captain Barron said, "On the bus 
ride to the game, 1 was unsure of 
the team’s attitude. The Freshmen 
were busy loading the bus, the 
Lowers were busy flicking their 
hair and not paying attention, one 
even showed up late - and he was 
flipping his hair -, the Uppers were 
busy thinking about their work, 
and the Seniors were swell. 
Surprisingly we were able to get 
off the bus and get organized. We 
ran an efficient warm up and 
seemed ready to play.” 

As the game progressed, the 


Big Blue was continually called 
for penalties. The referees kept a 
very tight ship, calling penalties 
much more frequently than usual. 
At the end of the game, Andover 
had played down one man a total 
of fourteen times, on six of which 
Pomfret capitalized. 

Andover had dug itself into a 
two goal deficit heading into the 
fourth quarter, but came back to 
force overtime despite a slew of 
penalties. Hungry for a win. 
Captain Barron took charge, scor- 
ing the goal that won it for his 
team. 

Captain Barron said after- 
wards, “Thanks to the support of 
our managers, encouragement and 
intensity from Coach Mo and from 
Coach Dugan, and a solid final 
effort we were able to pull through 
in overtime. This allowed us to 
enjoy the bus ride home, the low- 
ers still flicking their hair. Coach 
Mo happy daring to be great. In the 
words of Coach Mo, That’s fine, 
that’s fine.’” 

Almost as fine as Barron’s 
game winner, you will have the 
opportunity to watch the Andover 
Lacrosse guys flip their hair, and 
Exeter, tomorrow at 2:30 in the 
stadium. 









B. Kaiser/77ie Phillipian 


The Andover Boys Varsity Lacrosse team, led by Coach John Dugan, who will be leaving Phillips Academy at the end of the year, celebrate a thrilling 10-9 victo- 
ry over Exeter to close out the 2004 season. During his tenure, Coach Dugan has transformed Andover Lacrosse into a true NE force. 


by Vic Miller & Nate Kellogg 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


Emotion? You think you know 
emotion? Ask the Andover Boys 
Varsity Lacrosse 
team about 
emotion. Last 
Saturday, 
Phelps Stadium 
was so filled 
with emotion 
that simply beating Exeter by one 
goal on the last day of the season 
became entirely secondary. Not 



only was it the last game for 
Seniors Tom Barron '04, Cotton 
Harrold '04, Hobie Boeschenstein 
'04, Matt Smith '04, Paul 
Fenstermaker '04, Pate 
Seidensticker '04, Alex Bongiomi 
'04, and Nick Stamas '04, but it 
was also Coach John Dugan's last 
game at Andover. Coach Dugan 
will be teaching at Mater Dei 
School in Bethesda, Maryland 
next year. With one chance to send 
their coach off in style, the Boys in 
Blue made the best of it. 

From the first faceoff, 
Andover came out flying. At the 
end of the first quarter. Andover 
had an early 4-1 lead. Captain 
Barron did an excellent job taking 


face-offs while Pat Shannon '05 
illustrated stellar wingplay. Justin 
Lee '06 played extremely well, 
shutting down Exeter's post-gradu- 
ate attackman. Harrold, Bongiomi, 
and Seidensticker kept the Big 
Red offense at bay, keeping Exeter 
out of the crease as much as possi- 
ble. Smith was absolutely uncon- 
scious between the pipes. "Mattie 
kept us in the game,” said Peter 
McCarthy '07, “without him, we 
would been up the river and in 
deep trouble. Words cannot really 
describe how well Matt played. 
He's been a true asset to the team 
this whole year," 

Andover's offense also came 
out strong from the start. The Big 



Blue attack has had trouble getting 
started in several games this year, 
but on Saturday, the boys were 
ready to go from the first whistle. 
Captain Barron, Stamas, and 
Boeschenstein were able to gener- 
ate long possessions for the Big 
Blue, wearing the Exeter defense 
down. The main goal scorer, how- 
ever, was not a senior. Freshman 
Pat Curtin '07 had a day, tallying 
three goals, one of the which went 
on to be the game winner. 
Curtain's last goal was scored off a 
behind the head pass from Sam 
Kennedy 05, who found himself 
in trouble deep within Exeter terri- 
tory. In the end, Andover outdu- 
eled Exeter 10-9 on this emotional 
day. 

The win, however, was not 
won by indivual effort. The 
Andover boys' lacrosse team won 
the game. But the big win would 
not have been possible without the 
brilliant coaching of John Dugan. 
In his last game as a Phillips 
Academy coach, the team felt that 


it owed the season to Dugan; a sea- 
son completed by the team’s final 
match against longtime archrival 
Phillips Exeter Academy. 
Although the game was a great 
way to end his career at P.A., it 
was only the tip of the iceberg for 
the young coach’s all-too-short 
stint here. “Dugan has been by far 
the best coach I’ve ever played 
for,” said Beau Freker '05. Coach 
Dugan has completely turned the 
program around and made 
Andover a real contender in New 
England Lacrosse. The past two 
years, he has taken the team to 
Maryland, the hotbed of lacrosse, 
for spring break training, and 
made lacrosse a big attraction at 
Andover. 

On behalf of the lacrosse team 
and all its parents, you will be 
missed, John Dugan. Thank you 
for the three best years of lacrosse , 
that this school has seen in a I 
decade; they will forever be [ 
remembered. You will never, ever | 
be forgotten. 




SPORT : L(AA'rQ\^‘€. 

YEAR: 2003 - 2004 


CAPTAIN: W h 

HOME TOWN: 




MANAGER(S): 


HOME TOWN(S) 


COACH: Kat-C Dn\an 


ASSISTANT COACH(S): MartVwi 




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Ft: 


SEASON RECORD 

WIN LOST J. TIED 






























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Andover Girls' Varsity 
Lacrosse Team- 2004 


1 

tess scon 

06 

D 

ANDOVER, MA 

2 

KAT CONLON 

04 

D 

BOURNE, MA 

3 

RACHEL HARMELING 

04 

A 

NO. READING, MA 

4 

STEPH KRANT 

05 

M 

PORTSMOUTH, NH 

5 

LAUREL STICKLOR 

05 

A 

BOXFORD, MA 

6 

JEN FEENY 

04 

D 

WOODSIDE, CA 

7 

JEANMARIE GOSSARD 

05 

M 

ANDOVER, MA 

8 

KAREN SCHOENHERR 

07 

D 

ANDOVER, MA 

9 

HILARY PAPANTONIO 

04 

A 

NEW ROCHELLE, NY 

10 

KATHERINE DIX 

05 

M 

ANDOVER, MA 

11 

Ml Ml HANLEY 

04 

A 

SEATTLE, WA 

12 

KELLY STECKER 

05 

M 

BEVERLY FARMS, MA 

13 

KINNON MCCALL 

04 

A 

CAMBRIDGE, MA 

14 

LIZZIE DEMERS 

05 

D 

ANDOVER, MA 

16 

WHITNEY KELLY* 

04 

M 

ANDOVER, MA 

19 

JESSICA BIRECKI 

04 

A 

ANDOVER, MA 

20 

RACHEL SHACK 

04 

A 

ANDOVER, MA 

21 

SKYLAR WASHBURN 

05 

D 

ANDOVER, MA 

27 

SARAH BEATTIE 

07 

D 

BALTIMORE, MD 

88 

JULIE WADLAND 

06 

G 

ANDOVER, MA 


’CAPTAIN 


COACHES: KATE DOLAN, 
MARTHA FENTON, MEGAN HARLAN 


























































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young season^ S vHsiSn? K^bSmn^on 'T*** team impr ° Ved t0 2 '° 0n the 

game, but the PA went on S score 6 in a KUA SC ° red firSt t0 open the 
Goalie Julie Wadland made s saves for Andover Defensive^ c! ? P6 "; A “ he half ' PA led ' 10-2. 
played well for PA. Scoring for Andover were- ^nnnn m r !'/ ky f Washburn and Lizzie Demers 
assist; Rachel Harmeling 3 goals and 1 assist- srenh 1 4 9 °f S ' Rachel Shack 3 goals and 1 
goal; and Kelly stecKer added an assist. Andover L host stVaurs wUS y T£? 5 .^ 1 



















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4/14/04 Girls Lacrosse Battles St. Paul's In Down-to-the-Wire Win 

Despite the rain and a very sluggish first half, the girls in blue defeated St. Paul's 13-11. After 
taking an early 2-1 lead, PA had a tough go of it as SPS scored the next five goals to take a 6-2 
lead. Andover answered with 2 goals to cut the SPS lead to 6-4 but SPS closed out the half with 2 
goals. Trailing for the first time this season in the second half, the girls in blue scored 6 goals in six 
minutes to open the second half and take a 10-8 lead. Midway through the half, SPS tied it on two 
quick goals. Again, PA answered the challenge and went on to score 3 in a row. SPS closed to 13-11 
with 3 minutes remaining, but Andover won the ensuing draw and controlled possession of the ball 
to run out the clock. It was a tough game with tough playing conditions, but the PA team showed a 
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4/16/04 Groton Edges Girls Lacrosse 

Playing under sunny skies, a rare occurrence this spring, the girls in blue were on the short end of a 
10-11 game at Groton. Andover played well but just couldn't catch any breaks this afternoon. 
Andover had an early 4-1 lead only to see Groton creep back and make the game close. Andover 
held a 6-4 lead at the half but Groton came out strong to start the second half and they took the 
lead 8-6. With time dwindling Groton held a 11-9 advantage but PA was able to close it 11-10 with 
just a few minutes remaining. Andover had two chances to tie the game, but unfortunately the 
shots didn't find the back of the net. The team is now 3-1 on the season and will travel to 
Cambridge on Wednesday to play Harvard's JV at 3:15. Scoring for Andover: Kinnon McCall 5 goals; 
Rachel Harmeling 5 assists; Rachel Shack 2 g and 1 a; Laurel Sticklor 1 g; Steph Krant 1 g; Mimi 
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4 / 21/04 Girls Lax Downs Crimson 

Playing in Cambridge against Harvard's junior varsity, Andover romped to a 14-5 win. The win 
improved the team's record to 4-1 on the season, and the team will host perenially strong Taft on 
Saturday at 3:30. Today's game featured fluent passing and tenacious midfield play by the girls in 
blue. Andover dominated the ground balls and draw controls. Laurel Sticklor, Kelly Stecker, Lizzie 
Demers, Kat Conlon, Karen Schoenherr and Sklyar Washburn all played well in the midfield for 
Andover. The offense was led by Kinnon McCall with 5 goals, Rachel Harmeling with 3 goals and 2 
assists, Stef Krant with 2 goals and 2 assists, Kat Dix 2 goals, Sarah Beattie 2 goals and Rachel 
Shack 1 assist. Julie Wadland had a super showing in goal for Andover. Today's win was made 
possible by solid play end-to-end by the entire Andover team - each and every player played well. 
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4/24/04 Girls Lax Falls to Taft 

Hosting Taft, the Andover girls varsity lacrosse team was outplayed, outhustled and outscored 19-8 
by the Rhinos. The game was close initially as the teams alternated goals and control of the draws. 
Taft held a slim 3-2 lead early in the first half but then went on a tear, scoring eight consecutive 
goals. At the half, Taft led 13-4. The second half was a little better for Andover, but not enough to 
put a significant dent into Taft's lead. Andover's record on the season is now 4-2, and the team will 
host GDA on Wednesday at home at 3 o'clock. Julie Wadland had seven saves in goal for the Big 
Blue. Scoring for Andover: Kinnon McCall 3 goals, Kelly Stecker 2 goals and 1 assist; Laurel Sticklor 
2 goals and 1 assist; Rachel Harmeling 1 goal and 1 assist; and Rachel Shack 1 assist. 












































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4/28/04 Girls Lax Outplays GDA 

and came away with an ImpressSe^-I wt^Andoverqukrkiv ' ? ^ ? Governor Dumme r Academy 
controlled the draws, but GDA qot back in thp name V J um Ped out to a 5-1 lead as they 

5-4. The Big Blue buckled down, not allowing GDA to opt a ree consecutive goals to make the game 
the second half, PA did a good job pas<^ and at the half PA 'ed 9-5 In 

attempts by GDA. Julie Wadland had a strono oamp m not 5 d A ef ® nse thwarted any fast break 
5-2 on the season and the team will host Tabn? on cLt- 9 a f ° r Andover - Th e girls in blue improve to 
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5/1/04 Lax Women Finish Strong Against Tabor 

Playing under sunny skies and with warm temperatures, the girls in blue defeated visiting Tabor 10- 
7. Andover got out to a quick start and took a 2-0 lead but then the transition game and offensive 
possession game broke down and momentum went to Tabor. At the half the teams were tied at 
three. Andover again had a good start to the second half and pulled ahead 6-3, but Tabor 
responded with two consecutive goals. Andover went up 7-5 but then Tabor got the next two goals 
to tie the score at seven with fifteen minutes to go in the game. For the rest of the game Andover 
controlled possession and scored the last three goals of the game. It was a credit to Andover's ball 
control and defense that Tabor was shutout for the last fifteen minutes of the game. Julie Wadland 
had an excellent game in goal for Andover as she made 10 saves this afternoon. The team is now 6- 
2 on the season and will host Milton on Wednesday at 3:15. Scoring for Andover: Katherine Dix 3 
goals and 1 assist; Kinnon McCall 3 goals; Rachel Harmeling 1 goal and 2 assists; Rachel Shack 1 
goal and 1 assist; Kelly Stecker 1 goal; Kat Conlon 1 goal and Steph Krant 1 assist. 









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5/8/04 Girls Lacrosse Falls to Loomis 

wenTdown ^to L defeaVl« k The e te 0 am h die" a S „' S'" "T E ? h 9 '% nd ' A " d °- r up short and 
first 3 shots of the game but unfortunatelv none 2 l J f ^ n , th * flr * half as the Bl 3 Blue had the 
at the half 5-1. Andover had several chanceq hut t the Sh ° tS f u Und the back of the net Loomis led 
to fast break goals really did the team in durino theseronri h midfield ' which L °omis converted 
possessions and ground balls Andover out un a LS! ? dominated the draw 

much for the Big Blue on this day Andover is P 7 bUt Loomis ' s P eed and skill were too 

next Friday for a 4:30 game Scoring tpA“SJSn S ° n 8nd the t6am Wi " travel to Tha ver 
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5/14/2004 Girls Lacrosse Holds Off Late Rally, Defeats Thayer 

Playing in Braintree against Thayer Academy the girls in blue posted an 11-9 win to improve their 
record on the season to 8-3. Despite a very abbreviated warm-up due to traffic, PA had a very 
strong start to the game and jumped out to a 2-0 lead, a lead which Andover would not surrender 
from start to finish. The teams exchanged goals for a bit as each team battled hard for draw 
possessions. At the half Andover led 7-5. In a very physical second half, Andover scored four 
unanswered goals to go up 11-5. With under eight minutes to go in the game, Thayer began to rally. 
In a late flurry Thayer scored four in a row, but the Tigers would get no closer due to Andover's 
defense and the offense maintaining position of the ball. Goalie Julie Wadland had a stellar game in 
net for PA and had 10 saves on the afternoon. It was a well and hard earned victory for Andover, 
and the team should be duly proud of their efforts and composure under pressure. Andover will 
travel to Brooks next Wednesday for a 2:45 game. Scoring for Andover: Steph Krant - 5 goals; 
Kinnon McCall 2 goals and 3 assists; Rachel Harmeling - 2 goals and 2 assists; Laurel Sticklor 1 goal 
and 2 assists; Rachel Shack - 1 goal. 






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5/21/2004 Girls Lacrosse finishes With Win over Exeter 

In the last game of the season, the girls in blue defeated Exeter 17-9. The Big Blue finished the 
season 10-3. The team netted 157 goals on the season for a 12.5 goals per game average while 
surrending 124 for a 9.5 goals against average. Seniors playing in their last game for Andover were 
Rachel Harmeling, Rachel Shack, Kinnon McCall, Hilary Papantonio, Jenn Feeny, Kat Conlon, Jessie 
Birecki, Mimi Hanley and captain Whitney Kelly. Exeter had a fast start to the game as they won the 
first three draws of the game and scored the first three goals. Andover responded to score the next 
four and go up 4-3, a lead the Big Blue wouldn't relinguish for the rest of the evening. At the half, 
Andover led 9-6. In the second half, the Andover offense dominated and took control of the game. 
Goalie Julie Wadland was stellar in goal once again, and she made 11 saves in the game. 

The team would like to thank all the parents and fans for their unconditional support throughout the 
season. It was a wonderful season for the 2004 girls lacrosse team and congratulations to the team 
for a great season of lacrosse, togetherness and fun. Scoring for Andover: Kinnon McCall 5 goals; 
Rachel Shack 5 goals; Steph Krant 3 goals and 1 assist; Rachel Harmeling 2 goals and 1 assist; 

Kelly Stecker 1 goal; Laurel Sticklor 1 goal; and Sarah Beattie 1 assist. 



Girls Lacrosse 



Captain Whitney Kelly ’04 expects the 
team to have a sucessful season. 


by Justin Lee 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

The Girl’s Lacrosse team 
looks to be very strong this 
year. 
Although the 
team lost 
many seniors, 
there will still 
be a strong 
leadership 
presence on the field with 
returning seniors and veteran 
uppers. 

The girls had a stellar season 
last year, beating all rivals 
except for Loomis Chaffee and 
Brooks. 

This year’s team will have to 
train their new recruits quickly 
if they want to have as impres- 
sive a record as in years past. 
Kelly Stecker ’05 commented 
on the upcoming season, say- 
ing “I think we’re gonna be 
really good.” Tryouts are final- 
ly over, and as a whole the 
team looks very fast and quick. 
Their success this year will 
depend on whether or not the 
new players and returning let- 


ter winners can 
mesh as a team 
and play together. 

It will be a chal- 
lenge for every- 
one. 

Whitney Kelly 
’04 looks to lead 
the team as cap- 
tain and Julie 
Wadland ’06 
returns as starting 
goalie. Wadland 
said, “Everyone 
seems enthusiastic 
and willing to 
work hard for the 
team.” 

Offensively, the 
girls are already 
playing well 
together. 

The question is whether or 
not the new defense can play 
together. Essentially the whole 
defense graduated last year and 
new players need to step up 
and fill in the empty places. 

The team is cramming in as 
much practice and hard work 
as possible before their first 
game on Saturday against 


Noble and Greenough. They 
have a very demanding sched- 
ule this spring, playing twice a 
week for the entire course of 
the season. 

The girls have plenty of time 
to improve and work into mid 
season form as they play ten 
games before facing Loomis 
and Brooks. 






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Kat Conlon ’04 and the Big Blue kept Deerfield at bay on Wednesday, leading them to their 
first win of the season. 


Despite Key Injuries, Girls Lax 
Downs Powerhouse Deerfield 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

Deerfield 

9 

5 

Without having a full lineup 
and against an always-strong 

V 

Deerfield 
squad, the 

Lady Blue 

managed to fol- 
low up a 

mediocre first 

Girls Lacrosse 


half that left 


the game tied, 2-2, with a stellar 
second half then ended the game 
with Andover's first win, 9-5. 
Andover was supported by a 
solid defense and outstanding 
work by goalie Julie Wadland 
’06, who had over fifteen saves. 

The team was lacking three 
potential starters, who all would 
have been big contributors. 
Mimi Hanley ’04, Liz Demers 
’05, and Jess Birecki ’04 were 
all sidelined with injury, forcing 
the rest of the Lady Blue to step 
up and support their team. 

Another problem facing the 
Lady Blue was the Deerfield 
goalie who minds the net for the 
U-19 national team. The Lady 
Blue refused to be intimidated, 
scoring nine goals. 

The team did not play well 
in the first half but managed to 
keep the game low scoring. 
Thus gave the Lady Blue a 


chance to blow the game open in 
the second. 

Hanley said “Our first game 
being against a very difficult 
one against the Deerfield squad, 
we really managed to pull 
together as a team and find out 
how well we worked together. 
The second half really showed 
off our capabilities as a team 
and bodes very well for future 
games, especially since 
Deerfield is such an important 
game for us.” 

In the second half, the 
offense really clicked, complet- 
ing more passes and having 
more successful full field transi- 
tions. This gave the offense 
many more opportunities to 
have quality shots on the 
Deerfield goalie, which paid off; 
six different players all tallied at 
least one goal. 

In the second half, the Lady 
Blue’s offense gambled, trying a 
play they were yet to run in live 
practice. The play resulted in a 
great scoring opportunity for 
Post Graduate Rachel 
Harmeling ’04, which she 
promptly capitalized on, giving 
her one of her two goals. 
Harmeling shined in the game 
not just with her goals, but with 
all-around solid play and quality 
feeds. 

Said returning letter winner 
Kelly Stecker ’05 “I think the 
fact that six people scored 


shows a lot of potential in our 
team. I’m looking forward to 
when we have a full lineup to 
supplement the young talent.” 
Stecker helped out herself, 
adding a goal of her own. 
Rachel Shack ’04, Kinnon 
McCall ’04 and Harmeling '04 
all scored twice. Also scoring 
was Laurel Sticklor ’05 and 
Stephanie Krant '05. Sticklor 
stood out in the game, playing 
very well in transition along 
with her goal. 

Said Captain Whitney Kelly 
’04 “It was really good that we 
put it to Deerfield, considering 
Mimi Hanley, Liz Demers and 
Jess Birecki were out with 
injuries. Even more amazing 
was that we scored so many 
goals on such a skilled Deerfield 
goalie. Our goalie stood out as 
well, with over fifteen saves.” ■ 

Andover looks forward I 
Saturday, when they have a I 
home game against the consis- 1 
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Volume CXXVII, Number 7 


Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 


B. Kaiser/ The Phillipiam 

Girls Laccrosse Smokes KUA, Slips Past St. Pauls, 
McCall ’04 Leads Attack, Wadland ’06 Owns the Back 


by Gordon Murphy 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 13 

KUA 4 


Andover 13 

St. Pauls 11 


After rolling to a 13-4 victory 
over Kimball Union Academy in 
Saturday’s rout, 
the Lady Blue 
had more trou- 
ble in 

Wednesday’s 
game against 
St. Paul’s. But 


the Lady Blue came through with 
a win, and after being down by 
four goals twice in the first half 
rallied back to win the game, 13- 
11. Andover truly showed the 
depth of their team this week, with 
goals coming from a wide range 
of players. 

Saturday, KUA scored first, 
but the Lady Blue struck back 
with an unanswered six goals. 
Playing well to break the game 
open, the Lady Blue led KUA 10- 
2 at the half. Skylar Washburn ’04 
and Lizzie Demers ’05 led the 
team defensively, helping the 
Andover squad shut down the 
KUA offense and allowing just 
four goals. Goalie Julie Wadland 


’06 also contributed to the win 
with five saves, 

In the first half against KUA, 
the Andover offense shut down 
the KUA offense and scored ten 
goals. Although the team scored 
rampantly, they did so with a 
messy offensive strategy and poor 
shots. At the half, the coach talked 
with the players told them to work 
on their teamwork and offensive 
plays. Even though the Big Blue 
only scored three more goals, they 
took advantage of an opportunity 
to practice their set plays and 
work together on offense. The 
Andover girls continued to shine 
and dominated the KUA offense 
again in the second half, allowing 


just two more goals. 

Three Andover players earned 
hat tricks against KUA. Kinnon 
McCall ’04 led the team with four 
goals. Rachel Shack ’04 and Post 
Graduate Rachel Harmeling ’04 
each had three goals and an assist. 
Also scoring goals were Steph 
Krant ’05, Kat Dix ’05 and 
Captain Whitney Kelly ’04. Kelly 
Stecker ’05 also showed some 
unselfish play by adding an assist. 

On Wednesday, the Lady Blue 
started off slowly against St. 
Paul’s. They played poor defense 
and lost possession of the ball 
because bad offensive decisions. 
At the half, the score was 8-4, 
with St. Paul’s in the lead. 

The Andover squad, though 
frustrated, bounced back and 
scored six goals in six minutes 
right at the start of the second half 
to give Andover a two goal edge, 
10-8. St. Paul’s rallied back by 
scoring a final three goals, but the 
Lady Blue managed to maintain 
the lead for the rest of the game, 
finishing it out 13-11. 


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Lady Lax Comes up Short at Groton, 
Rebounds to Pound Harvard University 



Andover Girls Varsity 
Lacrosse improved its record to 4- 
1 on the season 
after an up and 
down week, 
losing an 11-10 
hearibreaker to 
Girls Lacrosse I Grolon bul 

1 bouncing back 

to crush the Harvard Junior Varsity 
14-5. 

In Andover's fust game, the 
Groton squad capitalized on 
Andover's mental errors and was 
just barely able to pull a win away 
from the surprised Big Blue. 
Consistent transition offense and 
many different players contribut- 
ing was the theme of the week, 
however, and Andover was able to 
pull out a win against the Harvard 
Junior Varsity team. 

In Saturday’s battle with 
Groton, Andover came out strong, 
playing with solid defense and 
effective ball movement in its 
offense. Playing with second-half 
intensity, Andover pounded in four 
goals while letting in one, and by 
the time the first-half whistle 
sounded, Andover had held 
Groton to four goals while scoring 

After having established a 
two-goal lead heading into the sec- 
ond half, the Big Blue broke down, 
giving Grolon four straight goals. 
Losing 8-6, nothing seemed to go 
Andover's way. Groton capitalized 
on Andover's unlucky turnovers, 
and with minutes left the score was 
11-9, Andover trailing by two 
goals. Andover managed to tally a 
goal, bringing the lead to one, but 
was not able to take advantage of 
the chances it had in the final min- 
utes and resigned to a loss. 

Saturday was uncharacteristic 
of Andover scoring-wise, with 
only two players scoring more 
than one goal. Kinnon McCall '04 
scored four goals, and Rachel 
Shack '04 tallied two goals and an 
assist. Also scoring goals were 
Mimi Hanley '04, Stef Krant '05, 
and Laurel Sticklor '05. An 
unselfish Rachel Harmeling ’04 
directed the offense, adding five 
assists while taking no goals of her 

After having come up short on 
Saturday against Groton, the Lady 
Blue made good on a chance for 
redemption in Wednesday's game 
against the Harvard Junior Varsity 
team. Cruising to a 14-5 victory. 
Andover dominated the pace of 
the game, especially on ground 


balls and draws. All the extra pos- 
sessions that this dominance pro- 
vided allowed the Big Blue to get 
a lot more scoring chances, which 
led to more quality shots on goal. 

Andover had a smooth passing 
game, and its smart, yet aggressive 
midfield play worked to perfec- 
tion. Andover's effective ball 
movement led to many different 
players scoring goals. McCall led 
with five goals, Harmeling con- 
tributed three goals and two 
assists, and Krant provided two 
goals and two assists. Kat Dix ’05 
and Sarah Beattie ’07 both had two 
goals, with Shack tallying an assist 
as well. 

Harvard scored a quick first 
goal, and almost scored another 
that was called back to a Harvard 
player in the crease. Andover 
responded well, calming down the 
ball movement and playing an 
even, crisp half with many well- 
orchestrated passing sequences 
through the midfield, which even- 
tually led to goals, allowing 
Andover to rack up a 9-3 lead. 

Having learned their lesson 
from Groton's come from behind 
win, Andover remained 


After if was apparent that 
Andover's victory was not in jeop- 
ardy, Andover began to used its 
comfortable lead as an opportunity 
to work more on practicing their 
offensive plays against a live 
opponent than on scoring more 
goals. The Lady Blue also domi- 
nated the midfield in the second 
half, mostly due to its success in 
winning the ground ball fight. 
Andover’s dominance over ground 
balls is especially notable, because 
they were playing for the first time 
on artificial turf. 

Commenting on this early sea- 
son experience, Captain Whitney 
Kelly '04 said, “Playing at 
Harvard is always exciting; espe- 
cially because we get to play on 
the turf. Everyone’s spiriLs get lift- 
ed because everyone's faster and 
the pace of the game is quicker and 
smoother. We had lots of great 
midfield connections, which gave I 
us more scoring opportunities t 
capitalize on..'' 

Next week, Andover prepares I 
to host Taft, a persistent, talented I 
team that is sure to give Andover a 
tough fight. 






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Tess Scott ’06 and Jean-Marie Gossard ’05 watch as their opponent trips and falls to the ground in their game against GDA last 
Wednesday. Andover came out on top 15-8. 

Andover Lady Lax Finds Redemption in GDA 
After Disappointing Loss to Taft Red Rhinos 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Taft 

19 

Andover 

8 


Andover 

15 

GDA 

8 


After being shut down 19-8 by 
Taft, the Lady Blue Lacrosse team 
bounced back 
to beat 

Governor 
D u m m e r 
Academy 15- 
8. Once again, 
the girls relied 
on persistent good play* by the 
midfielders and a solid transition 
game. Andover also relied on 
many different scorers, led by 
Kinnon McCall ’04. 

Saturday, the Lady Blue was 
overmatched in its game against 
Taft. The Taft team came out bet- 
ter prepared and proceeded to out- 
hustle and out-spirit the Andover 
squad. Andover and Taft alternat- 
ed possession and goals in the first 
minutes of the game, and started 
off down 3-2. Taft then broke the 
game wide open with an eight- 
goal scoring streak. Taft capital- 


ized on all of Andover’s mistakes 
to force turnovers and scored on 
the resulting breaks. 

Andover’s defense was having 
a particularly hard time defending 
against the fast break. Although 
the team played exceptional 
defense in settled offensive situa- 
tions, they had trouble slowing 
down Taft players on fast breaks. 

Andover left the first half 
down 13-4, and with bruised bod- 
ies and battered spirits. Although 
they were not able to mount a 
comeback rally, Andover main- 
tained their dignity and battled out 
the second half. The Lady Blue 
managed to hold Taft to six goals 
while scoring three of their own, 
making the final score a lackluster 
but much more manageable 19-8. 

Despite the loss, Andover’s 
ability to score from many differ- 
ent threats shone through, and five 
different players tallied at least a 
goal or an assist. Leading the 
offense was McCall with three 
goals. Kelly Stecker ’05 and 
Laurel Sticklor ’05 each added 
two, while Rachel Harmeling ’04 
added a goal of her own. Half of 
Andover’s goals scored off assists, 
with Harmeling, Stecker, Sticklor 
and Rachel Shack ’04 each adding 
one to their personal record. 


Captain Whitney Kelly ’04 
said, “Coming off the Taft game, 
there was a lot of fire in our eyes 
and we were ready for another 
win. We really wanted to prove 
our skills and athleticism as 
lacrosse players to both our coach- 
es and ourselves. Girls’ Lacrosse 
at Andover has a tradition of suc- 
cess through hard work, and we 
trained hard and came back fight- 
ing for a win” 

Andover came out prepared 
and excited for GDA and burst out 
to a quick 5-1 lead. GDA fought 
back, scoring three straight to 
bring the Andover lead to one. 
Andover settled down and did not 
allow GDA to tie the game up. 
The Lady Blue kept up its persist- 
ent offense and shut down fast 
breaks until the half ended with 
the score at 9-5. 

Andover came out at the half 
determined not to lose the lead. 
The Andover squad made a lot of 
good connections of offense, scor- 
ing goals through sound funda- 
mentals and stick skills. The 
defense kept up its intensity and 
shut down all fast break attempts 
by GDA. Julie Wadland ’06 kept 
up her solid play, allowing just 
three goals in the second half. 

McCall led the Andover 


offense with a stunning six goals 
and one assist. Harmeling and Kat 
Dix ’05 each added three goals, 
while Steph Krant ’05 had two 
goals and an assist. Sticklor 
showed her dynamic, unselfish 
play with three assists and a goal. 
Stecker and Kelly each talked an 
assist of their own. 

Stecker said of Wednesday’s 
game, ‘The defense showed a 
drastic improvement in two days,, 
especially in defending against 
fast breaks. Although the offense 
still caused lots of our own 
turnovers, we were much better at 
getting them back. These two fac- 
tors were definitely keys to our 
sucessss.” 











Jen Feeny ’04 keeps her eye on the ball while battling a Milton opponent last week. The 
Andover Girls Varsity Lacrosse team won the game 7-2. 

N.E. #1 Ranked Loomis Chaffee 
Too Much for Andover Lady Lax 


by Gordon Murphy 

PH1L1JPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Loomis 

14 

Andover 

3 


Last Saturday, the Lady Blue 
stepped out onto the field as 
underdogs to 
the number- 
one ranked 
team in New 
England, the 
Pelicans of 
Loomis 
Chaffee. 
Entering the game with an 8-3 
record, the Andover Girls 
Lacrosse team could not keep up 
with the best of the league. 

Andover started off strong, 
and actually had the first three 
shots of the game, but eventually 
Loomis’ aggressiveness, athletic 
ability and stick skills took 
charge, completing a 14-3 romp 
over Andover. 

The Big Blue missed two of 
its high-impact players, Kelly 
Stecker ’05 and Kat Conlon ’04. 
Stecker is the usual starting cen- 
ter, and Conlon is a starting 
defender. Regardless, Andover 
started out strong, taking the first 
three shots of the game. But 



despite its fast start, the Big Blue 
slowed down midway through 
the first half. Loomis’ amazing 
stick skills baffled Andover 
defenders, giving Loomis several 
good shooting opportunities. The 
Loomis players shot hard shots at 
the goalie’s elbows, the hardest 
spot for a goalie to make a save. 
At the half, the score was 5-1, 
Pelicans. 

“They were a very hard team 
to stop,” commented Laurel 
Sticklor ’05, “I think we played 
very well in the first half, consid- 
ering their stick skills and ath- 
leticism.” 

In the second half, Loomis’ 
zone defense stifled any and all 
of Andover’s scoring chances. 
The Pelican defenders did well to 
pick up players cutting to the 
goal, forcing many Andover 
turnovers. Loomis capitalized on 
those mistakes all day long, cre- 
ating fast breaks that resulted in 
several scoring chances. 

Andover was on its heels for 
much of the game due to costly 
turnovers and lackluster ground 
ball play. Loomis dominated the 
ground ball fight, showing their 
athleticism and aggressiveness. 
Loomis also owned the draws, 
getting better position and tena- 


ciously pursuing the ball. As a 
result, Loomis constantly con- 
trolled possession, sealing 
Andover’s fate. 

Eventually, the Andover 
defense became tired from being 
on their defensive end for so 
long, and broke down shortly 
into the second half, allowing 
Loomis to break open the game. 

The Big Blue, however, did 
not go down without a fight. 
Kinnon McCall ’04 had two 
goals: Rachel Harmeling ’04 had 
a goal and an assist, with Sticklor 
tallying an assist as well. 

With the final whistle nearing 
and Andover down by several 
goals, Loomis had proved itself 
as the faster, more skillful, and 
more experienced team. Andover 
fought hard, but eventually 
resigned to a loss. 

Now, the Big Blue looks 
ahead to the always-tough 
Thayer Academy, and beyond to 
the Eastern Independent League 
Invitational Tournament. 

Andover won the tournament in 
2001 and 2003. The 2002 tourna- 
ment was canceled due to rain, 
so Andover looks for an opportu- 
nity to win for three concurrent 
championships, a truly impres- 
sive feat. 





Lady Lax Rallies to Topple Thayer, 


Shocks Brooks in Dominating Win 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The Lady Blue had a stellar 
week, stopping the Thayer 
Academy 
Tigers come- 
back rally for 
an 11-9 win 
before shocking 
an undefeated 
Brooks team 
with a decisive 17-11 victory to 
rise to 10-3 on the season. 
Andover played well as a team, 
receiving support from all players 
instead of relying on a few stars. 
In both games, at least five differ- 
ent players recorded a goal. 

The Andover bus hit heavy 
traffic while traveling through 
Boston to Thayer Academy, forc- 
ing the girls to run an exceedingly 
short warm-up. However, the 
Andover team was still able to 
gain its focus and start off strong, 
jumping to an early two goal lead. 
Andover battled hard against the 
tough Tigers to maintain its two- 
goal lead 7-5 at the half. 

In the second half, Andover 
fought back against the physical 
Thayer squad to score four unan- 
swered goals. However, Thayer 
responded with a four-goal rally 
of its own, spurred by some ques- 
tionable calls. Steph Krant ’05 
was given a yellow card, and 
Kinnon McCall ’04 was ejected 
from the game for two yellow 
cards. At one point, the Andover 
coach showed such passion in 
defending her Andover team that 
she was given a yellow card as 
well. 

Rachel Harmeling ’04 com- 
mented, “Our team played well 
against Thayer and played with a 
lot of composure, even during the 
bad calls. We possessed the ball 
well and played with heart, which 
led to our win.” 

Knowing that it was impor- 
tant not to let Thayer edge closer, 
the Andover defense shut the 
Tigers down. Julie Wadland ’06 
played a stellar game in goal with 
10 saves on the day to smother 
any of Thayer’s hopes of a come- 
back. 

On the offensive side, Krant 
led the team with five goals, w hil e 
Harmeling and McCall each had 
two goals to go along with two 
and three assists, respectively. 
Laurel Sticklor ’05 scored a goal 
and added two assists, and Rachel 
Shack ’04 tallied a goal as well. 


In 2003, the near flawless 
Andover Lady Lax team unex- 
pectedly fell to Brooks 15-8. This 
year, the girls were out for 
revenge. Brooks was 13-0 going 
into Wednesday’s game, which 
only made Andover’s desire to 
win even stronger. 

Andover started off slowly, 
falling behind 4-2 in a fast-paced 
first four minutes. After a frantic 
opening, the Big Blue settled 
down and rose to a new level, 
playing flawless lacrosse to net 
six unanswered goals. Andover 
ended the half up 11-5. 

Energized by their lead, the 
girls held Brooks at bay for the 
rest of tfie game. In the end, 
Andover never allowed the 
Brooks team to challenge the 
lead, and finished off Brooks 17- 
11 . 

Andover’s ability to score so 
many goals against the Brooks 
defense was no easy feat; the 


Brooks defense had not given up 
more than nine goals in any of its 
games so far this season. McCall 
led the charge with four goals and 
two assists, followed by Shack, 
Harmeling and Krant, who each 
had three goals and combined for 
six assists. 

After the big win to avenge 
last year’s loss. Captain Whitney 
Kelly ’04 praised her team, say- 
ing, “We came out and played 
extremely well in all aspects of 
the game. The defense, the mid- 
field, the offense— everything was 
clicking. I’ve never seen our team 
play so well together. We really 
deserved the win.” 

Andover looks forward to the 
biggest game of its season, a 
Friday night season finale against 
Exeter at home under the lights of 
the Phelps Stadium. The Lady 
Blue looks to finish its season 
with a sweet ending, a victory 
over its archrivals from Exeter. 





C. Touhey/77ie Phillipian 

It took a full team effort by the Andover Girls Varsity 
Lacrosse team to take down Thayer and Brooks last week. 


































Courtesy of Howard Lim '69 


Tess Scott ’06 carries the ball upfield during the Andover Girls Varsity Lacrosse team’s 17-9 
season-ending victory over Exeter. 


Andover Lady Lax Dominates Exeter 


by Gordon Murphy 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

17 

Exeter 

9 


The Big Blue faced rival 
Exeter with the stakes high in 
front of a large 
Andover 
crowd last 
Friday. The 
Big Blue dom- 
inated Exeter 
17-9 to finish 
off the season 
with a sparkling 10-3 record. For 
Seniors playing their last game, 
the win was a great way to end 
the season. Especially outstand- 
ing were Kinnon McCall ’04 and 
Rachel Shack ’04, who both 
scored five goals in their final 
game of high school lacrosse. 

The Lady Blue will lose nine 
graduating letter-winners, who 
make up almost half of the twen- 
ty-strong squad. 

Andover started the game off 


slowly, losing the first three 
draws and giving up to an early 
0-3 deficit. The Lady Blue, not 
willing to lose to their bitter 
rival, buckled down and fought 
hard. After the first three goals, 
Andover’s offense worked to 
perfection. Reminiscent of the 
offense that defeated top-ranked 
Brooks 17—11, Andover made 
good cuts and effective passes 
that set them up for shots in front 
of the goal. Shack and McCall 
demonstrated their driving capa- 
bilities, as did Steph Krant ’05 en 
route to her hat trick. 

Andover scored four straight 
goals to retaliate, and Exeter and 
Andover traded goals until half- 
time, where Andover found itself 
up 9-6 after an exciting first half 
of the game. Andover came out 
ready to keep its lead in the sec- 
ond half and outscored the rival 
Exies 8-3, controlling the ball 
well and not giving Exeter many 
chances to score. 

Julie Wadland ’06 shined in 
net, tallying 11 saves and clear- 


ing the ball well. Wadland’s 
quality clearing helped Andover 
control the ball on their offensive 
end, which was a key to their 
dominant victory. 

Shack said, “Against Brooks, 
we really played well, coming 
together as a team and showing 
ourselves what we are capable 
of. We kept this confidence 
going into Exeter, which really 
helped us bounce back from 
being down a few goals at first. 
Our offense played really well 
and demonstrated our wide range 
of skills.” 

Andover’s 17 goals against 
Exeter made 157 on the season, 
averaging 12.5 goals a game. 
The Lady Blue only gave up 124 
goals, a 9.5 goal average. 

Captain Kelly said, “It was 
great to finish of the season and 
many of the player’s careers 
with such a dominant win over 
Exeter. It was a great season; we 
worked hard, played as a team, 
and reaped the benefits with a 
10-3 season. Go Blue!” 






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Player 

Year 

Pos 

Hometown 

Danielle Collins 

04 

P/IB 

Lowell, MA 

Jennifer Davis* 

05 

C/UTIL 

Andover, MA 

Jamie Love 

06 

INF/OF 

Salem, NH 

Devon Dickerson 

04 

2B 

Pasadena, CA 

Brenda Jones 

04 

INF 

Toronto, ONT 

Arianna Wilkinson* 

06 

C/UTIL 

Rowayton, CT 

Dorothy Voorhees (C) 

04 

C/UTIL 

Birmingham, AL 

Melissa Tetreau 

06 

ss 

Methuen, MA 

Melissa McDonald 

06 

INF 

Lynnfield, MA 

Natalie McGarry 

05 

UTIL 

Pleasanton, CA 

Amy Prosper 

06 

P/IB 

Bridgewater, MA 

Samantha Demetriou 

05 

OF/INF 

Lowell, MA 

Lindsay Maroney 

07 

OF/SS 

Bradford, MA 

Merit Webster 

06 

3B/OF 

Portland, OR 

Megan Montecalvo 

06 

OF/3B 

Ipswich, MA 

Megan Winn 

05 

C/UTIL 

Tampa, FL 

Katie Koh 

05 

IB 

Andover, MA 

Natalie Kaiser* 

07 

P 

Lincolnwood, IL 

*Eligiblefor JV games 

Alison Wheeler 

05 

MGR 

Newton, MA 


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4/9/04 Softball Team Impressive in Home Opener 

Senior pitcher Danielle Collins and her classmate and batterymate Dorothy Voorhees led the new- 
look varsity softball team to a 5-3 victory over Noble HS of Berwick, Maine, in its home opener. 
Collins (1-0), who begins her fourth varsity season, allowed five hits, struck out four and walked 
one without allowing an earned run. Voorhees threw out a runner attempting to steal and blocked 
the plate on a throw from SS Melissa Tetreau '06 to cut down a key run in the second inning. 
Tetreau, batting leadoff this season, went 2-for-3 with an RBI and handled six fielding chances 
flawlessly. She was one of several Lowers to star in the game: Amy Prosper played a smooth first 
base while going 2-for-2 with a successful squeeze bunt, and RF Megan Montecalvo smacked two 
doubles and scored twice. Junior CF Lindsay Maroney's PA debut featured a fine running catch, and 
assist and an RBI. Another newcomer, 3B Megan Winn '05, added another RBI. 2B Samantha 
Demetriou '05, in her third starting position at PA, took care of four chances. DH Katie Koh and PR 
Natalie McGarry (both uppers), and LF Merit Webster, 2B Jamie Love and LF Arianna Wilkinson (all 
lowers), were in the thick of the action. The Blue's next game is at KUA on Wednesday, April 14, at 
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4/16/04 Softball Team Sparkles, Defeats Worcester 

Amy Prosper '06 tossed a one-hit shutout and drove in a run in her varsitv debut as Phillinc 

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° Ju a fourt h-'nning triple and issued one walk. PA committed a single error. The leadoff triple led to 
a threat that was choked off by IB Dorothy Voorhees '04, who combined with C Megan Winn 05 to 
turn a key home-first-home double play. Voorhees also had twelve putouts, and Winn drove in PA’s 

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Lindsay Maroney '07 grabbed another and RF Sam Demetriou '05 threw ^out a runner 2B Devon 
Dickerson '04 returned from an injury-induced layoff to contribute three assists In a pmch runnino 

mn e in 0r thp C f k ^ SOn ' Wh ° ^ W ° rked 3 Walk ' Katie K ° h '° 5 Stole second and scored a valuable "pad" 
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4 / 21/04 PA Softball Victors Against North Reading 

The Blue, now 3-0, outlasted neighboring North Reading HS, 6-4, in their annual get-together. 
Walks, a total of five batters hit by pitches, pitching changes and a couple of injuries produced a 
choppy contest. PA managed to come back from an early 3-1 deficit, thanks to an improved defense 
in later innings and to control problems suffered by two NRHS relievers. 3B Merit Webster '06 (two 
hits, two RBI) and CF Lindsay Maroney '07 (two hits, one RBI) led the way offensively, with IB 
Dorothy Voorhees '04 and RF Sam Demetriou '05 adding one safety apiece. SS Melissa Tetreau '06 
and C Megan Winn '05 turned in fine defensive plays as P Amy Prosper '06 (2-0) recorded her 
second win in five days. Prosper allowed four hits, struck out seven, walked two and hit two batters. 
The victory was marred by a hand injury to team captain Voorhees, suffered when she dove back 
into second base on a pickoff attempt. It is not known at this time how long she will be sidelined. 
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4/24/04 Softball Drops Pair; Injuries Take Toll 

After starting the season 3-0, PA was bitten by the injury bug and found itself 
hosting a three-team round-robin with Cushing and Exeter. The Blue coughed 


struggling while 
up a 3-2 lead in the 


final inning of the first game to fall to the Penguins, 6-3. After Exeter defeated Cushing, 2-1, the 
Griffins dropped Andover by a 7-5 score. Captain Dorothy Voorhees '04, who had moved from 
behind the plate to first base to shore up a vacancy, had sustained a hairline fracture of the ring 
finger on her throwing hand in Wednesday's win. Catcher Megan Winn '05 injured her wrist in a 
home plate collision during the Cushing game and had to sit out the rest of the day's action. Playing 
without its cleanup and fifth-place hitters, the young PA team ran into trouble. Arianna Wilkinson 
'06 gamely subbed for Winn, and 2B Devon Dickerson '04, her knee injury kicking up, did her best 
to plug the gap at IB in the Exeter game. RF/2B Samantha Demetriou '05 had taken a turn at IB vs. 
Cushing but had to move back to 2B. Already thin behind P Amy Prosper '06, the Blue now find 
themselves coping with injuries to the team's two seniors and both their starting catchers. Despite 
this run of bad luck, PA battled back from an early 6-1 deficit against the Red, and loaded the bases 
before a full-count strikeout ended the game. SS Melissa Tetreau '06 went 3-for-6 with two stolen 
bases on the day and Prosper, who started both games, added a booming triple . Exeter left for 
home 2-0 on the day, Cushing 1-1, and PA 0-2. The Blue won't have to wait a long time for another 
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4/28/04 Softball Team Upends Exeter 

Paced by leadoff batter SS Melissa Tetreau '06, who reached base four times in five plate 
appearances and handled five fielding chances, including two difficult, windblown pop-ups, the Blue 
(4-2) rebounded from its Saturday home loss at the hands of Exeter to turn the tables with an 11-3 
defeat of the Red (5-2). P Amy Prosper '06 yielded all three Exie runs (two earned) in the sixth, on 
a pair of triples sandwiched around a walk, but she dominated opposing hitters the rest of the game, 
striking out eight and allowing just two hits, as her teammates played errorless ball. CF Lindsay 
Maroney registered two singles and delivered a great sacrifice bunt to help PA jump out to a 2-0 
first inning lead. She was robbed of a third hit on a great defensive play by Exeter's center fielder. 

LF Megan Montecalvo '06 had two hits and an RBI, one of five Andover players to drive in a run. DH 
Devon Dickerson '04, Prosper (2), 3B Merit Webster '06 and C Megan Winn '05 earned the other RBI. 
2B Samantha Demetriou's patience continued to pay off, as she drew three walks to stay on a roll of 
getting on base often. RF Katie Koh '05 entered the game as a substitute, but reached base in her 
two plate appearances, stealing two bases and scoring twice. The team was lifted by the return of 
Winn behind the plate and IB Dorothy Voorhees who, while still unable to bat, dug out several low 
throws at first base and provided on-field leadership. The Blue host New Hampton at 3:00 p.m. on 
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4/30/04 Prosper Pitches No-Hitter 

Pitcher Amy Prosper '06 (4-2) dispatched a gritty New Hampton team without yielding a hit or a 
walk, as the Blue (5-2) pounded out a dozen hits of their own en route to a 13-0 shutout win. 
Prosper dominated from start to finish; she rang up two strikeouts in the first and seventh innings, 
part of her total of eleven for the game. SS Melissa Tetreau '06 once again led PA's attack, going 2- 
for-3 with two stolen bases and two RBI. C Megan Winn '05 was robbed on a fine catch of her 
second-inning rocket shot, but had a single and a double in five at-bats, driving in three runs. 3B 
Merit Webster '06 singled and tripled, good for two RBI of her own. CF Lindsay Maroney '07 and 2B 
Sam Demetriou '05 pushed across a run apiece. The team continues to suffer from injuries, with 2B 
Devon Dickerson '04 and C Arianna Wilkinson '06 currently sidelined, while IB Dorothy Voorhees '04 
has been able to return to the field but is not yet able to bat. The loss of four-year starter Dickerson 
is particularly difficult to swallow. The Blue travel to Cambridge on Wednesday to play a strong 
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5/5/2004 BB&N's Miller Blanks PA Softball 

Defending Big East Prep Invitational Buckingham, Browne & Nichols administered a softball 


lesson 


to PA's young team by decisively defeating the Blue, 4-0, in Cambridge. Andover could manage only 
three singles off Samantha Miller, two by IB Dorothy Voorhees '04, who finally returned to the 
batting order after an absence of five games, due to a finger injury. SS Melissa Tetreau '06 
registered the other PA hit. After scoring in the bottom of the first inning, BB&N was never 
threatened, adding another run in the third and two more in the fifth. P Amy Prosper '06 allowed 
eight hits, while striking out one and walking one. Miller struck out seven PA batters and walked just 
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5/10/04 Brooks Wins Latest Round in Local Softball Rivalry, 3-1 

In 2002, Brooks shut out Andover Softball; last season, PA turned the tables with a blanking of its 
own. This year. Brooks roared into action right from the start with a double, single, double and 
double steal in the top of the first inning to race to a 2-0 lead en route to a 3-1 win. PA, now 7-4, 
answered with a run of its own in the home second inning to pull within one. P Amy Prosper '06 
singled and Jamie Love '06 came in to run for her. LF Megan Montecalvo '06 drew a walk, but a 
failed sacrifice bunt meant that 3B Merit Webster's single to left field kept the bases loaded instead 
of driving in one, and maybe two runs. DH Katie Koh '05 drove in the run with an infield groundout 
but, significantly, PA left baserunners on second and third. In the top of the third, Brooks picked up 
a key third run on another double, stolen base despite a great throw-and-tag by C Megan Winn '05 
and SS Melissa Tetreau '06, and a wild pitch. After escaping that Blue threat in the second inning, 
Taylor DiGloria settled down to retire eleven straight batters before IB Dorothy Voorhees '04 
singled to center field with two outs in the sixth. DiGLoria then set down the final four batters to 
complete a three-hit, five strikeout (four called), two-walk performance. Brooks' SS Feole also 
starred, going 3-for-3, including a pair of doubles. For Andover, Prosper pitched well after the first 
inning, allowing only the third-inning double and a fifth inning single to Feole. Prosper struck out 
four and walked none, while Winn threw out two of three would-be base stealers. But Brooks "came 
to play," earning its victory with errorless softball, aggressive hitting and baserunning and clever 
pitching. PA's next game is on Saturday, May 15, in the first round of the Big East Invitational 
Tournament, beginning at 9:30 a.m. 














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5/15/04 Blue Exit in Second Round of Big East Tourney 

After defeating arch-rival Exeter, 3-2, in the opening round of the Big East Invitational Softball 
ournament that Andover co-hosts with Brooks School, the Blue were sent into the losers' bracket 
by powerhouse Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, 13-2, where they were eliminated by Lawrence 
Academy, 3-1. All ten of the scheduled contests were played in 90 degree heat on Saturday at the 
Andover and North Andover sites, but Sunday's rounds were washed out as weather curtailed 
tournament play for the second time in three years. In 2002, a snowstorm did the trick. 

P Amy Prosper 06 didn't have her best stuff in the opener, but bore down when she had to, after 
surrendering single runs to Exeter in the first and third innings. Errorless defense and timely hitting 
allowed the Blue to gain a 3-2 lead by the end of three frames, and Prosper retired six in a row 
before running into a jam in the top of the seventh inning. Two walks put the potential tying and 
winning runs on base with none out, but strikeouts sandwiched around a fly ball kept the Red at bay. 
SS Melissa Tetreau '06 reached base all three times. IB Dorothy Voorhees '04 drove in Tetreau 
who singled and was sacrificed to second base by CF Lindsay Maroney '07, in the home first with a 
double. Voorhees herself came home on a Prosper single. Tetreau would later walk, move to second 


on a Maroney single, advance on a double steal and score the eventual winning run on a Voorhees 
sacrifice fly. PA advanced to the second round. 

Due to a lack of pitching depth, SS Melissa Tetreau '06 stood in the circle against defending 
champion BB&N (13-1), making her pitching debut under extremely difficult circumstances. Tetreau 
gave it her best shot, but the Knights pulled away immediately with a ten-run first inning, to which 
PA errors contributed. Tetreau settled down in succeeding innings, but the two runs Andover 
managed off Samantha Miller did nothing to alter the outcome. Tetreau's effort, however, allowed 
PA to rest P Amy Prosper '06, while Dorothy Voorhees '04, whose hand injury had prevented her 
from doing any catching, gave Megan Winn '05 a breather behind the plate. 3B Merit Webster '06 
also rested, and the Blue emptied the bench as everybody got some tournament playing time. 

In the losers' bracket, PA faced Lawrence Academy, which had dropped its opener to Brooks but had 
come back to defeat Kimball Union Academy. A second loss would mean elimination, but the Blue 
had to feel optimistic with a rested P Amy Prosper ’06 and C Megan Winn '05 ready to go in the 
afternoon contest. This strategy seemed to pay off as Andover took the lead in the third inning. SS 
Melissa Tetreau '06 walked, advanced to second when CF Lindsay Maroney '07's groundball was 
booted, and to third on a groundout handled by the pitcher. IB Dorothy Voorhees '04 sent Tetreau 
home with a single, but another groundout ended the rally. Ominously, PA had stranded four 
baserunners in the first three innings, most notably in the second frame, when they failed to score 
after a leadoff triple by Prosper. The Blue put runners on base in six of the seven innings but came 
away with just the one run. Winn also had to stop catching, due to a recurrence of an earlier wrist 
injury. Lawrence began its game-winning rally with one out in the sixth. Their eighth batter singled 
on a 1-2 pitch, then their ninth batter reached on an infield error on a 0-2 pitch, leaving runners at 
second and third. A wild pitch tied the game, then the visitors took the lead on a fielder's choice. A 
double play ended the inning, but the Blue trailed, 2-1. LA had their own problems, as Tetreau and 
Maroney reached on an error and a hit batter, respectively. But a line drive double play followed by 
a groundout stalled this threat, and LA countered with another unearned run in its sixth inning on 
two infield errors and a single. Andover went down, 1-2-3, in the seventh inning, the 3-1 win 
sending Lawrence into the scheduled next round vs. Worcester Academy on Sunday. Prosper was 
named to the All-Tournament Team. Andover (8-6) travels to Governor Dummer Academy on 
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Blue Sweeps to End Season on Upswing 

Andover swept past arch-rival Exeter, 6-1 and 9-3, in their season-ending doubleheader to finish 
2004 on a high note. Both teams compiled 10-7 records in a season that saw them meet five times, 
with the Blue coming out on top four times. P Amy Prosper '06 was a tower of strength, going the 
distance twice to run her pitching mark to 9-6, and SS/2B Melissa Tetreau '06 went 2-for-4 in each 
game, smacked two doubles, scored four times, stole two bases and drove in three runs. She also 
chipped in three putouts and eight assists on the day. Captain Dorothy Voorhees '04, who played 
first base in the opener and caught in the nightcap, had four hits in eight at-bats, in addition to 
stealing two bases and driving in a couple of runs. Exeter scored in the top of the first inning on a 
single, sacrifice bunt and fielder's choice, but it proved to be the Red's only tally of the game. 
Andover answered in the home first off Exeter's fine pitcher, Ashwini Jaisingh '04, as Voorhees 
singled, stole second and moved to third on the catcher's throwing error. After a walk to Prosper, C 
Megan Winn '05 reached on an error as Voorhees scored. 3B Merit Webster '06's single sent PR 
Megan Evans '06 home with the Blue's second run. Andover doubled its run total with two in the 
second inning. DH Katie Koh '05 tripled to right-center field, coming home on a single by Tetreau, 
who then stole second base and tallied on Voorhees' single. The Blue notched a fifth run in the fifth 
inning, aided by a Red miscue. RF Sam Demetriou '05 also had a hit in the inning, but was stranded. 
The sixth and final Andover run crossed the plate in the sixth inning on a two-out single by Winn. 

The Red turned from Jaisingh to Mairead Small Stead '06 to start in the circle in the second game, 
while PA stuck with Prosper. Exeter once again opened the scoring, with two runs in the first inning, 
aided by a couple of infield errors committed by the Blue. This time, PA waited until the third inning 
to get on the board. With two outs and nobody on base, Tetreau singled and went to third on a pair 
of wild pitches. SS Lindsay Maroney '07 walked and stole second. Voorhees singled Tetreau home as 
Maroney went to third. The two executed a double steal which tied the game, and Andover blew 
open the game in the next frame. Battling control problems. Small Stead walked four batters while 
registering one out, then yielded a double to Tetreau and, after another walk, a two-out RBI single 
to Prosper. LF/3B Megan Montecalvo '06 capped the scoring in the fifth inning, drawing a walk, 
stealing her way into scoring position and jogging home on a Maroney single. 

The young team coped with serious injuries to seniors Devon Dickerson and Voorhees, and 
struggled offensively for much of the season. Tetreau led the team in nine offensive categories and 
played outstanding defense almost every time out. She was the only player to reach double figures 
in runs scored and bases on balls; had twenty-one hits, including five doubles; co-led in stolen 
bases and stood alone in batting average (.404) and on-base average (.492). Prosper not only 
carried virtually the entire pitching load for this young team, but her 1.63 ERA and 77:9 
strikeout:walk stats give some indication of what she might accomplish with a year under her belt. 
She also drove in ten runs and slugged .556, to lead the team as a power hitter. Both fielded very 
well, too, and they are at the head of a line of players who will be back in 2005 to try and build on 
their achievements this season. 























































Softball 




Dickerson ’04, another four- 
year team member, will miss 
the first several weeks of the 
season due to injury, present- 
ing a “significant loss,” 
according to Voorhees, to both 
the offense and defense. 

Collins reasons, however, 
that “the key to the team is the 
underclassmen.” 

In addition to returning 
Lowers Jamie Love ’06, 
Melissa MacDonald ’06, 
Megan Montecalvo ’06, and 
Melissa Tetreau ’06 - all moti- 
vated and talented - newcom- 
ers Merit Webster ’06 and 
Junior Lindsay Maroney ’06 
bring both strong arms and 
good batting skills to the 
game. 

Collins is hopeful that the 
team will improve a lot over 
the season. Predicts Collins, 
“If the underclassmen stay 
motivated and continue chal- 
lenging themselves to improve 
and the seniors continue play- 
ing up to our ability, we 
should have a very successful, 
fun season.” 

Voorhees said of 
the one downfall of 
the team’s strong 
offense, “They lack 
a good leadoff hit- 
ter - someone who 
knows the strike 
zone and can con- 
sistently get on 
base.” 

“There is a lot of 
potential for 

growth.” Amy 
Prosper ’06 said of 
the team. 

She continued, 
“There is a whole 
lot of room for 
improvement, and 
everyone is looking 
Pitching standout Danielle Collins ’04 forward to it.” 
is ready for another stellar year. 


by Sarah Takvorkian 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Softball 


Embracing the frigid weath- 
er that New 
England calls 
spring, this 
past week the 
Andover 
Girls Varsity 
Softball team 
finalized its players and began 
preparing for the upcoming 
season. 

Coached by instructor in his- 
tory and social science Peter 
Drench and captained by 
Dorothy Voorhees ’04, the 
team boasts both great senior 
leadership as well as a variety 
of talent among returning and 
new players alike. 

The pitching lineup is sure to 
be a strong asset this season. 
Standing on the mound are 
Danielle Collins ’04, a four- 
year member of the Varsity 
squad, and Amy Prosper ’06, 
who was unable to play last 
year due to illness. 

Second baseman Devon 











Andover Softball Looks Strong, 


Takes Two of Three in Tourney 


by Sarah Takvorian 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


In an encouraging start to 
their season, the girls of PA’s 
Varsity softball 
team brought in 
two wins and a 
tie in a scrim- 
mage tourna- 
ment this past 

Saturday. 

Captain Dorothy Voorhees 
’04, Danielle Collins '04, and 
Devon Dickerson ’04, collec- 
tively called the “3-Ds” by 
Coach Peter Drench, all added 
strength at home plate, on the 
pitching mound, and up the mid- 
dle. 

Megan Winn ’05 matched 
Voorhees’ playing behind home 
plate and in left field. Katie Koh 
’05 and Natalie McGarry ’05, 
showed sdme much needed 
speed in Saturday’s games. 

McGarry said of Saturday’s 
games, “I thought we played 
well. It's still the beginning of 
the term and we have a long way 
to go, but I think we looked 
good, I was very impressed with 
how all the girls played. I'm 
really enjoying the team and just 
hope for some sun so we can 
keep playing outside.” 

Although the teams did not 
keep an official score, Melissa 
Tetreau ’06, who has taken up 
the shortstop position after a 
move from third base, executed 
several key hits as well as hav- 
ing many runs batted in. 
(Newcomer Merit Webster ’06 


took over Tetreau ’s old post at 
third, where Winn can also 
play.) 

Equally strong at bat was 
Lindsay Maroney ’07, who also 
proved to be strong in center 
field. Beating many close calls, 
Amy Prosper '06 did a good job 
of getting on base and even had 
a solid bunt hit in the second 
game. 

Considering their relative 
shortage of batting practice, the 
girls had a high number of hits. 

As predicted for this sea- 
son’s team, Saturday’s pitching 
by both Collins and Prosper pre- 
sented itself as a fantastically 
successful combination and an 
enormous asset to the squad. 

Collins alone took two wins 
Saturday, over both Lowell 
High School and North Andover 
High School. 

In addition to Collins’ and 
Prosper’s experienced skills, 
new player Natalie Kaiser ’07 
pitched an inning and showed 
immense potential for the 
upcoming season. 

Voorhees commented on 
Collins’ performance on the 
mound, “Collins pitched excel- 
lently and had some of her best 
ball movement ever, which is 
amazing for this early in the sea- 
son - we can only assume it will 
improve even more as the sea- 
son continues.” 

Prosper pitched in the scrim- 
mage against Nobles and 
Greenough School, which 
resulted in a tie. 

Throughout the tournament, 


PA put forth a very strong defen- 
sive effort and displayed excep- 
tional base running. 

Team members and Coach 
Drench agree that their already- 
apparent success can be attrib- 
uted to the team’s strong versa- 
tility and its core of athletic girls 
who can play many different 
positions as needed. 

Returning player Megan 
Montecalvo ’06 said of the sea- 
son, “everyone adjusted well to 
playing all positions, and we 
have lots of new players to fill 
positions. It should be a suc- 
cessful season.” 

“The most important asset a 
team can have is strength up the 
middle, and there' ve been good 
signs in that regard,” Coach 
Drench explained when describ- 
ing this season’s team. 

Drench continued, “[several 
players] bolster our catching 
and give our lineup considerable 
flexibility, [as do] skilled mid- 
dle infielders. Competition at 
the other positions is heating up, 
and things look promising.” 

The team looks forward to 
their next game against Nobles 
today at 4 pm at home in front of 
PA fans. 

With a scrimmage tourna- 
ment behind them, they should 
start ttye game confident that 
they can dominate right from 
the start. 












PA Softball Tops Nobles, 
Collins Earns Third Win 


by Sarah Takvorian 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



When it rains, it pours. So 
the girls of Varsity softball have 
learned this 
spring as they 
have watched 
the cancella- 
tions of two of 
their first three 
games become messages on 
PANet. With an encouraging 
scrimmage-tournament record 
of 2-0-1 and a win over Noble 
High School under its belt, the 
girls get set to take on Worcester 
Academy today. 

As usual, four-year returnee 
Danielle Collins ’04 controlled a 
fantastic game from the mound 
and took her third win of the 
season. 

A strong defensive game was 
seen throughout the field. Early 
in the first inning, Voorhees 
threw out a runner attempting to 
steal second base and stopped 
any future Nobles attempts to 
steal. At first base, Amy Prosper 
was a vital force as well. 

Merit Webster ’06 said of the 
game, “The opposing team hit 
pretty well; they came out and 
got the first run of the game rel- 


atively early on. But our defense 
played well and very few errors 
were made.” 

Webster continued, “We 
came back with two strong 
innings that produced five runs 
and held our lead throughout the 
rest of the game. Although we 
still need to improve on our bat 
skills, we had very crucial hits 
to give us the win.” 

Megan Montecalvo ’06, the 
leading offensive force at bat 
during Friday’s game, went two 
for three and hit two doubles and 
batted in several runs. Other 
strong forces at bat were 
Tetreau, Megan Winn ’05, 
Lindsay Maroney ’07, and 
Prosper, who went 2 for 2 with 
two “slaps” down the first base 
line that drove in some runs. 

Though off to a great start, 
however, the team still has sev- 
eral spots on which to focus dur- 
ing practice. Webster explained, 
“We are working on our short 
game: bunting, slapping, and 
developing more speed.” 

Second baseman Devon 
Dickerson ’04 should be return- 
ing to the lineup next week in 
time for games against North 
Reading High School and a tour- 
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Sam Demetriou ’05 advances to second after one of Andover’s 
many hits. 






B. Kaiser/77ie Phillipian 

Star shortstop Melissa Tetreau ’06 tags out a Cushing runner during last week’s game. Despite 
Tetreau’s best efforts, Andover came up short against Cushing, taking the fall 6-3. 


Softball Stumbles over Cushing, Exeter, 
Rebounds to Wreck Big Red in Rematch 


by Merit Webster 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



Andover 

11 

Exeter 

3 


After a promising beginning, 
the Girls Varsity Softball team has 
taken a turn for 
the worse, 
dropping both 
of Saturday’s 
contests with 
Cushing and 
Exeter. 
Suffering multiple setbacks, 
including the injuries of three 
starters. Captain Dorothy 
Voorhees ’04, Devon Dickerson 
’04, and Megan Winn ’05, 
Andover was not able to match 
the competition. However, the 
Lady Blue did not let Saturday’s 
frustrations go to their heads as 
the team pounded its way to an 
11-3 rematch win at Exeter on 


Wednesday. 

“Saturday was a tough day for 
us,” said Coach Peter Drench. 
“We ran into adversity, in the 
form of injuries, which opened 
some holes in our batting order 
and defense. Even with injuries, 
the return of Dorothy and Megan 
for Wednesday’s game definitely 
made a difference.” 

Hosting a three-team round 
robin, the frustrated Big Blue lost 
to Cushing 6-3 in its first game. In 
the final inning, the Blue held a 
tentative 3-2 lead. After a walk to 
the leadoff batter, Cushing rallied 
to score four runs. Andover failed 
to make smart plays and struggled 
to stay focused. 

“Having a lead in the last 
inning and blowing it away, it was 
then difficult to play another 
game right after. We should not 
have struggled so much against 
Exeter, but I think part of the rea- 
son was that once the Cushing 
game ended, our team lost all the 
momentum we had going in to the 
initial game,” said Merit Webster 
’06. 

After a disappointing loss in 


the last inning against Cushing, 
Andover could not regain its pre- 
vious enthusiasm. The girls stum- 
bled out of the gate, falling quick- 
ly to a 6-1 deficit against Exeter. 
But despite the Red’s early lead, 
PA battled back and had the bases 
loaded with the winning run on 
first, only to end the game with a 
full-count strikeout. 

With the Big Blue rally com- 
ing up short, Exeter defeated 
Andover 7-5. Shortstop Melissa 
Tetreau ’06 went 3-6 with two 
stolen bases. Amy Prosper ’06, 
who pitched both games, also 
added a spectacular triple. 

As crushing as Saturday’s 
losses were, Wednesday’s 
rematch with Exeter was an 
entirely different story. The Blue 
drove to Exeter as a brand new 
team and easily overpowered the 
Red. Jumping out to a 6-0 lead 
after the second inning, Andover 
had clearly forgotten about 
Saturday’s game. Exeter scored 
three runs in the bottom of the 
sixth inning on two solid triples, 


Continued on Page B3, Column 5 







Despite Key Injuries, 
Softball Bounces Back 


Continued from Page Bl, Column 3 
but Andover quickly shut down 
their hope of a comeback with 
four runs of its own in the sev- 
enth. 

“Overall, I think the girls 
played much more like a team on 
Wednesday,” commented Captain 
Voorhees, “We did not throw 
away the ball, there were not 
many errors made, and we hit the 
ball hard. The team rebounded 
well from Saturday and I think the 
future is looking positive for us.” 

Tetreau played an outstanding 
game once again, both on offense 
and defense. Andover’s shortstop 
went 2-3 at the plate, scored two 
runs, and caught two very difficult 
pop-ups in left-center field. 
Lindsay Maroney ’07 and Prosper 
also went 2-3, adding one and two 
RBIs, respectively. 

“We scored 11 runs and had 
10 hits; five different players 
drove in runs. I know it is clichd 


to say this, but it really was a team 
effort,” Coach Drench acknowl- 
edged. “Minus that one inning, 
Amy threw amazingly well as she 
walked only one batter and gave 
up only four hits. All in all, the 
team played much smarter on the 
field, and hit the ball much hard- 
er.” 

Even the opposing team rec- 
ognized the sudden change in 
Andover’s play. One Exeter coach 
commented, “After going 5-2, this 
game is a reality check for us.” 

Despite a discouraging week- 
end for the Lady Blue, the confi- 
dence built up from Wednesday’s 
overwhelming victory will hope- 
fully carry on. 

With some luck, Andover will 
not have to sustain any more 
injuries, and the team will be able 
to have more consistency in its 
lineup. 

As captain Voorhees 
explained, “If we have nine 



B. Kaiser/77if Phillipian 

The Andover Varsity Softball team took a swing at the compe- 
tition during last Wednesday’s game. 



B. K.aiser/77?? Phillipian 

Merit Webster ’06 prepares to step up to the plate during last 
week’s game against Deerfield. 

PA Softball on the Upswing, 
Ready for Big East Tourney 


Continued from Page Bl, Column 3 
are a very good team.” 

On Monday, the Softball 
team was not as successful. 
Roaring to life in the first inning 
with a double, single, and then 
another double, Brooks quickly 
earned a 2-0 lead. Frustrated as 
Andover was, the Big Blue did 
not let Brooks’ early lead thwart 
its enthusiasm. 

Although Andover had diffi- 
culty hitting Brooks’ pitcher 
(she pitched a three-hitter), PA 
played a solid game defensively 
and committed only one error. 
Pitcher Prosper quickly regained 
her composure after a disap- 
pointing first inning and gave up 
only two other hits, no walks, 
and striking out four batters 
throughout the rest of the game. 
From her position behind the 
plate, catcher Winn threw out 
two of three would-be base run- 
ners. 

“We just weren’t mentally 
ready to play,” said captain 
Dorothy Voorhees ’04. “Minus 


the beginning, we played a good 
game, but our trouble in the first 
inning put a damper on the rest 
of the game. It was frustrating to 
have the first three or four bat- 
ters get on base and score a run 
without getting an out. 
Afterwards, we picked up a little 
on defense, but our offense 
never got going. We just weren’t 
hitting, and crucial hits are key 
for winning any softball game.” 

The problem with Andover’s 
losses, Voorhees explained, is 
that “we seem to play really well 
when we're mentally into the 
game but when we're not, we are 
visibly out of sync as a team.” 

Luckily, Andover will have 
four days of much needed rest to 
re-establish the team’s mental 
game before it hosts an eight- 
team Big East Tournament this 
weekend. 

Hopefully, the softball team 
will have the opportunity to 
prove its intensity when every 
player is completely focused on 
the game at hand. 




B. Kaiser/77ie Phillipian 


Amy Prosper ’06 winds up against Deerfield on Saturday. Prosper struck out 13 and yielded 
only eight nits to lead her team to an impressive 1-0 victory. 

Prosper ’06 Fuels Softball Resurgence, 
Team Takes Two of Three on the Week 


by Merit Webster 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



The beginning of May 
brought both great weather for 
and solid 
games from the 
Andover 
Varsity Girls 
Softball team. 
With a double 
header on 
Saturday, the Lady Blue pound- 
ed out a 9-1 win against 
Stoneleigh-Burnham and con- 
tinued its momentum by beating 
a previously undefeated 
Deerfield team 1-0. Even in 
spite of a 3rl loss to Brooks on 
Monday, the softball team has 
demonstrated its potential to 
play at a higher level. 



Regardless of the large mar- 
gin of victory for Andover, 
Stoneleigh-Burnham initially 
put up a good fight. The fourth 
inning began with the score tied 
1-1. However, Andover took 
advantage of the struggling 
pitcher and hit five singles in the 
fourth to make the score 6-1. 
From there, the Big Blue never 
let up. PA stretched its lead in 
the bottom of the sixth inning on 
another rally, including a double 
from Lindsay Maroney ’07, to 
finish the game 9-1. 

After an exciting win in the 
first contest of the day, Andover 
prepped itself for a tough game 
against Deerfield. 

Due to injuries and other cir- 
cumstances, pitcher Amy 
Prosper ’06 and catcher Megan 
Winn ’05 resumed their posi- 
tions after only 20 minutes of 
rest. The challenging game 
proved to be an intense pitching 
duel. Deerfield’s number one 
pitcher allowed only one hit, 
striking out nine, and walking 
two, and Prosper giving up four 


singles, striking out four, and 
walking none. Deerfield’s 
downfall resulted from errors, 
and PA was quick to take advan- 
tage of the Big Green’s faults. In 
the bottom of the third inning, 
Merit Webster ’06 took first 
base on an error, and the Green 
committed yet another error on 
a grounder that gave PA the first 
and only run of the game. 

Prosper explained, 

“Although Deerfield was such a 
close game, it didn’t seem like 
it. Everyone was confident and 
relaxed. As a team we went onto 
the field and played our best; 
and we knew it, without think- 
ing about how close the game 
actually was and who was win- 
ning. This game proved to us as 
a team how when we stay men- 
tally focused, we really have a 
dominating presence on the 
field. It’s unfortunate that we’ve 
had such a hard time concentrat- 
ing on the game because, as evi- 
dent on Saturday when we beat 
a team with an 8-0 record, we 

Continued on Page B2, Column 5 


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THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS MAY 21, 2004 



K. Matsumoto/77ie Phillipiar 


Despite its best efforts, the Andover Girls Varsity Softball teamwas bounced from the Big East Invitational Softball Tournament 
in the third round last weekend. The Big Blue also dropped a 4-2 decision to GDA on Wednesday. 


Andover Softball Eliminated from Big East Tourney 

, enth inning. quickly earned a 1-0 lead infne know the routine plays and we 


by Merit Webster 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 



Falling into a three-game los- 
ing streak, the 
Andover Girls 
Varsity Softball 
team learned 
the hard way 
how crucial the 
mental aspect 
of the game is to softball. Co- 
hosting the Big East Invitational 
Softball Tournament with Brooks 
this past weekend, Andover 
squeezed out a 3-2 wim against 
Exeter, and then went on to be 
eliminated in the third round after 
losing to BB&N 13-2 and 
Lawrence Academy 3-1. On 
Wednesday, Governor Dummer 
defeated PA 4-2. 

The Lady Blue squeaked by 
with a win against Exeter. Pitcher 
Amy Prosper ’06 held Exeter to 
only two runs and retired six con- 
secutive batters before running 
into trouble in the top of the sev- 


enth inning. 

After Prosper threw more 
than 100 pitches in the tense win 
against the Red, shortstop Melissa 
Tetreau ’06 filled in as pitcher to 
give Prosper a chance to rest for 
the next game. Under difficult cir- 
cumstances, Tetreau made her 
pitching 'debut against defending 
champions BB&N (13-1). 

The Knights quickly pulled to 
a 10-0 lead in the first inning, 
with the defense contributing 
multiple errors. However, after 
the initial 10 runs, Tetreau settled 
down to allow only three more in 
the following innings. PA batters 
added two runs to the score, fin- 
ishing the game with a 13-2 loss. 

“1 just tried to do my job,” 
commented Tetreau on her pitch- 
ing debut. “Pitching was frustrat- 
ing, but I wanted to help out the 
team, so I gave it my best.” 

In the loser’s bracket, 
Andover faced Lawrence 
Academy in its third game of the 
day. Coming onto the field with 
determination, the Lady Blue 


quickly earned a 1-0 lead inttie 
first inning. Prosper, re-taking her 
place' at the mound, pitched a 
respectable game. She also hit a 
triple with no outs in the second, 
yet the Girls failed to bring her 
home. The girls were left discour- 
aged and with no motivation as 
they went down 1-2-3 in the sev- 
enth inning. 

Andover drove to GDA with 
less-than-usual confidence, 
unsure and unfocused for the 
game. Although the team strug- 
gled to pump up the intensity, the 
Big Blue managed to score the 
first run of the game in the bottom 
of the second inning. However, 
the top of the fourth inning 
brought bad news for the Blue as 
the team collectively made four 
physical errors and numerous 
mental errors. Players rushed 
their throws, didn’t think about 
where to make the smartest plays, 
and failed to execute properly. 

“I know we have the capabili- 
ty to be better,” declared Prosper. 

I find it so aggravating when we 



know the routine plays and we 
know what we should be doing, 
but we don’t. Obviously, we are 
human, and everyone makes mis- 
takes. This game just had quite a 
lot of mistakes all in one inning.” 

Nevertheless, the girls did not 
let that inning stop them from 
holding their heads high. Striking 
out nine times as a team, Andover 
struggled to hit off of GDA’s 
pitcher, although Lindsay 
Maroney ’07 hit a triple, and both 
Tetreau and Megan Winn '05 con- 
tributed doubles of their own. 
Both teams scored another run in 
the subsequent innings, finalizing 
a 4-2 score. 

“So we had a bad game. It 
happens. I was extremely 
impressed with how positive 
everyone stayed. Errors were 
made, strikes were called, but no 
one on the team let these prob- 
lems consume the rest of the 
game,” noted Captain Dorothy 
Voorhees ’04. “If you take away 
that inning, the game would have 
been tied in the seventh. This 
week is a prime example of what 
1 have been saying all year long. 
When we’re mentally unfocused, 
everything falls apart. But if we 
get into the game, we’re unbeat- 
able.” 




B. Kaiser/77ie Phillipian 

Katie Koh ’05 takes a swing at an Exie pitch during the Andover Varsity Softball team’s dou- 
bleheader with Exeter last Saturday. 


PA Softball Sweeps Doubleheader, 
Pounds Exeter to Close Out Season 


by Merit Webster 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

6 

Exeter 

1 


Andover 

Exeter 


Despite the dismal weather, 
the Andover Girls Softball team 
showed up at 
Isham Field on 
Saturday 
pumped and 
ready to play 
its final two 
games of the season. Carrying a 
newly recovered intensity with 
them onto the field, Andover 
proved to be a tough competitor 
and dominated over Exeter in 
both games of the double head- 
er. Defeating the Exies 6- 1 in the 
first contest, the Lady Blue con- 
tinued its enthusiasm into the 
second game, and hit its way to 
a final score of 9-3. 

The girls were slow to get up 
to the pace of the first game, but 
Exeter quickly scored a run in 


the top of the first inning. 
However, the Girls did not let 
the Red’s aggressiveness stop 
them and answered back with 
two runs. Adding four more runs 
to the board throughout the 
course of the game, Andover 
gained a solid lead that was 
never challenged. Captain 
Dorothy Voorhees ’04 con- 
tributed two singles, and 
Melissa Tetreau ’06 went 2-for- 
4. Coupled with her impressive 
speed, Katie Koh ’05’s line 
drive triple to right-center field 
was the highlight of the game 
for the Big Blue. 

After winning its third victo- 
ry in a row this season over 
Exeter, PA had much momentum 
as the team began its final game 
of the season. But a team should 
never be underestimated, and 
Exeter certainly proved that by 
scoring two runs in the top of the 
first inning. This time, the Girls 
waited until the third inning 
before starting a rally that tied 
the game with two outs on 
Tetreau’s single. Andover blew 
open the game in the next 


inning, providing the coach with 
an opportunity to switch around 
the line-up and give the defense 
a chance to play at different 
positions. 

“It was great to beat Exeter 
by a lot to finish the season,” 
announced Voorhees. 

“Especially for Devon and I. 
The games weren’t close and 
that is exactly how it should 
have been. We were focused as a 
team and it showed as we 
played. In the second game, 
when we were down, we didn’t 
let the score phase us, and came 
back to win by a large margin. 
Unfortunately, I won’t be here 
next year to watch the team 
mature, but I think there is a ton 
of potential and I expect great 
things from the 2005 softball 
team.” 

As Coach Peter Drench said, 
“the way that the team rebound- 
ed from a tough stretch to defeat 
Exeter in both ends of a double- 
header on the last day by playing 
hard and enthusiastically all day 
was truly rewarding. There's a 
lot to look forward to for 2005.” 





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Name 


Yr Hometown 


Draper, Adam 
Dykema, John 
Grant, Benjamin 
Li, Michael 
Schubert, Matthew 
Stulgis, Seth 
Wagman, Daniel 
Weigel, Jonathan 


2004 

Atherton, CA 

2004 

Corpus Christi, TX 

2005 

Andover, MA 

2006 

Andover, MA 

2007 

Reading, MA 

2004 

Charlestown, MA 

2006 

Beverly Hills, CA 

2005 

Lincoln, MA 


Coach: Greg Wilkin 


PHILLIPS ACADEMY 
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ROSTER 2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Beck, Elliot 

2005 

Acton, MA 

Clark, Thomas 

2007 

Chestnut Hill, MA 

Cutts, Jeffrey 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Ricotta, Alex 

2006 

Arvada, Ca 

Sikand, Samik 

2006 

East Lyme, CT 

Silk, Daniel 

2007 

Lowell, MA 

Weisz, Aaron 

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Boys Varsity A went to Belmont Hill on Friday and played indoors with the hosts prevailing 4-1. Playing doubles 
first, PA's number one team of Micahel Li and Russel Dykema made short work of Mike Frank and Frank Cohen 8- 
3, but neither number two and nor number three doubles could come through with a win to gain PA the crucial 
doubles point. Once the best-of-three singles matches began, Michael Li, our lower-middler number one, had an 
easy time beating Belmont Hill senior Mike Frank, 6-2, 6-3. Russ Dykema, Andover's captain, faced much stiffer 
opposition against Sam Baker at number two, losing love and three; and the toughest opponent of all, once again, 
was young Joe Tierney at number three, who was impressive last year as a hard-hitting seventh-grader. This 
year he beat upper Jon Weigel, love and two. Once Dan Wagman lost to Frank Cohen, three and two, the team 
match was over and Adam Draper and Seth Stulgis didn't have the chance to show their strong recent form at 
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4/7/04 Down-To-The-Wire Win For Boys Tennis 

Boys Varsity Tennis played at Concord Academy on Wednesday, April 7, 2004. In doubles eight-game pro sets, 
Michael Li and Russ Dykema beat Noah Gardner and Dakin Henderson 9-8. After Dan Wagman and Jon Weigel 
lost to Josh DuBoff and Tory Hayes, 8-4, it fell to Adam Draper and Seth Stulgis to close out the doubles and win 
Andover the single "doubles point." Down 5-2 in their tie-breaker, their Concord opponents senior captain David 
Lloyd and tenth-grade lefty Ben Kaufman fought back and took the set. So as the singles best-of-three matches 
began, Andover had to win four out of six. Michael Li kept his unblemished singles and doubles records intact by 
beating Noah Gardner 6-2, 6-1. The next to finish was Dan Wagman, who won his first set 6-2, lost the second 3- 
6 and succumbed in a ten-point "super tie-breaker" 10-7 to the lanky Henderson. In fact, five of the six singles 
matches came down to nail-biting tie-breakers. Seth Stulgis was edged by Evan Kantor, and then Adam Draper 
came from behind to beat Hayes, 4-6, 6-0 (11-9). At this point, Dykema, who lost his first set, and Jon Weigel, 
embroiled in long exchanges with Duboff, both had to win, and they came out ahead with gutsy play in their tie- 
breakers, 10-7 and 8-6, respectively. It was a final, brilliantly conceived drop shot by Weigel from the baseline 
that won it for the Blue, leaving Duboff frozen, stupefied in his backhand corner, only moments after Dykema 
ended his own bitterly contested, deciding exchange with a thunderous overhead. Final score: Andover 4, 

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4/9/04 Boys Tennis Edged by Groton 

On Friday, April 9th at home, the Andover Boys Varsity lost to Groton 4-2. When Dan Wagman and Jon Weigel 
lost at second doubles (8-4) and Adam Draper and Seth Stulgis lost at third (8-6), the match at number one was 
left unfinished, with Michael Li and Russel Dykema leading 7-6. Down a point going into singles, the Blue needed 
wins from four out of six, and got them from Li (6-2, 6-1 over John Grenier), and Wagman (6-2, 6-4 over Adaner 
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Boys Varsity Tennis lost to NMH on Saturday at NMH, 4-3. Having lost the doubles point, Andover came back in 
e singles to lead 3-2, after Russ Dykema at #2, Jon Weigel at #4 and Ben Grant, debuting at #6, won their 
matches. Michael Li, in the deciding match at #1, fought back to take the second set and then lost in a close third; 

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4/12/04 Boys Tennis Rolls Over St. John's Prep 

Andover rebounded from their narrow loss to Northfield-Mt. Hermon by beating St. John's Prep on Monday, 5-2. 
Having won all the doubles in eight-game pro-sets, including an exhibition match at fourth featuring Ben Grant 
and Matt Schubert, the Blue lost only at number six and number two, where Russ Dykema had to retire with an 
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Andover's Varsity Boys Tennis team beat Deerfield Saturday, 4-1, squaring their dual-match season record at 
three wins, three losses. Andover was at a disadvantage in the opening doubles, playing without number-one 
player Michael Li (’06), who was detained at an 18-and-under USTA tournament that began earlier in the morning. 
But the first doubles result to come in was a win at number two for captain Russ Dykema (’04) and Ben Grant 
(’05) against Michael Hess and Justin Weiss of Deerfield, a rather quick, convincing one, 8-1. Dan Wagman ('06) 
and Jon Weigel (’05) were meanwhile taking the heat at number one against Deerfield captain Trent Bailey and 
tenth-grade number-one player John Rogers. When Adam Draper ('04) and Seth Stulgis ('04) lost a close one, 9- 
8, at number three against Brandt and Laporte, it was up to Wagman and Weigel, and they just missed winning 
Andover the important doubles point. Arriving in a nick of time, Li quickly took charge at number one singles, 
dispatching Rogers 6-2, 6-1. With Ben Grant's domination of Laporte and Dykema's surge against Bailey (6-3, 6- 
0), all Andover needed was one more singles match win to ice the victory. Winning results came in all at once 
from Weigel, Wagman and Draper (6-3, 6-2 over Brandt; 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 over Weiss and 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 over Hess, 
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The Boys Varsity A tennis team beat Exeter Wednesday, April 28 in gusty conditions at Exeter, 4-2. The doubles 
point went to Andover after wins by Li/Dykema and Wagman/Weigel at one and two. The earliest singles result 
was a win for Philip Song of Exeter against Ben Grant at sixth singles, 6-3, 6-1. Dan Wagman lost in straight sets 
to Exeter captain Rob Katz at third singles, but Jon Weigel came through with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Exeter’s Win 
Mixter. In a hard-fought two-setter, number one Michael Li beat Tom Dolan (Exeter’s PG number one, former 
Central Mass champion from St. John's Shrewsbury), 6-4, 6-4, despite a nagging muscle strain. The clincher was 
Andover captain Russ Dykema's winning three-setter against Exeter's Nick Day, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Adam Draper's 
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Jon Weigel ’05 and Dan Wagman ’06 return their opponent’s shots last Saturday against Exeter. Both won their individual 
matches to help Andover sweep in the singles. 


Boys Tennis Triumphs Over Deerfield and Exeter, 
Andover Girls Come Up Short Against Big Red 


by Dan Wagman & Lucretia 
Witte 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITERS 


BOYS TENNIS 

This week, the Boys Varsity 
Tennis team heated up along with 
the weather. After two matches 
this week, the boys improved their 
record to 4-3 by beating two of the 
tougher teams in the league, 
Deerfield and Exeter. 

In doubles against Deerfield, 
the boys had two hotly contested 
matches at numbers one and three, 
only to end up losing both 9-7 and 
8-6 respectively, but being down 
1-0 in points did not upset team. 
The boys came back to win every 
single singles match. Captain 
Russel Dykema ’04 played espe- 
cially well at number two, slaugh- 


tering his opponent in two sets 6-2, 
6 - 1 . 

Last Wednesday, the Big Blue 
traveled to New Hampshire to take 
on its biggest rivals, Exeter. Both 
doubles teams, Dykema and Li, 
and Jon Weigel ’05 and Daniel 
Wagman ’06 won their matches 
handily. 

“Heading into the singles 
matches up one point made all the 
difference in our match,” said Li. 
Li won his singles match 6-4, 6-3 
to improve his record to 6 -1 for 
the season. 

Exeter tied the competition, 
however, with two losses on 
Andover’s side from Wagman and 
Ben Grant ’05. Both of them 
played tough opponents who 
would not let them get into the 
groove and play their games. This 


resulted in many errors by the two 
Andover players, but both vowed 
to beat their respective opponents 
later in the season. 

Weigel dominated at number 
four and with Weigel’s win, 
Andover needed to win one of the 
final two matches of Dykema and 
Adam Draper ’04. 

Dykema was the first two win 
and secure the overall win for 
Andover. After splitting sets 1-6, 
6-4 with his Exeter rival, Dykema 
entered the third set. His will 
resulted in a 6-1 third set win. 

After Andover secured a win 
with Dykema’s match. Draper’s 
match was called off early, ending 
the match at 3-2. 

GIRLS TENNIS 

With only half the season 



behind them, the Lady Blue Tennis 
team came up against its biggest 
rivals: Exeter. In their closest 
match of the season, Andover fell 
to Exeter in a final score of 10-8. 

First to play were the doubles 
matches, playing two sets with no 
ad scoring. At the first spot, 
Margaret Kelly ’06, and Captain 
Sarah Chang ’05 fell quickly to the 
renowned Exeter number one and 
partner in a quick score of 6-0, 6- 
1. In the second doubles spot, 
Diana Grace ’05 and Lucretia 
Witte ’06 dominated their Exeter 
opponents with a tricky mix of 
passing shots, lobs, and volley 
winners. At third doubles, Alyssa 
Hill ’06 and Julia Watson ’07 beat 
their opponents 6-4, 6-4. 

In singles, Margaret Kelly ’06 
at number one again had a tough 
time with the Big Red’s top player. 
She lost a short match 6-0, 6-1. At 
number two, Diana Grace ‘05 once 
again surpassed her opponent’s 
skill. Winning 6-3, 6-4, she never 
allowed her opponent to get a 
rhythm. 

The number three player, 
Lucretia Witte ’06, suffered a dis- 
appointing loss to her Exeter oppo- 
nent, losing 6-4, 6-2. Sarah Chang 
’05 tied against her Exeter adver- 
sary, finishing 6-3, 2-6. Alice 
Campbell ’05, the Andover num- 
ber five, suffered a loss to her Red 
rival at 6-3, 6-1. At the sixth slot, 
Alyssa Hill ’06 tied her opponent, 
finishing her two sets at 4-6, 6-3. 

The wind was truly a factor in 
the matches. As Captain Chang 
said, “On one side of the net, you 
had to hit the ball as hard as you 
could, just to make it go over; but 
on the other side all you could do 
was tap it to keep it from going 
out.” 

As Coach Grant said with a 
shake of her fist, “We’ll beat them 
next time!!” 





Boys Tennis Served 3 L’s 
By Milton, Choate, Exeter 

by Dan Wagman 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


As the end of the season nears, 
the Andover Boys Tennis team 
played its three 
toughest oppo- 
nents: Milton, 

Choate, and 

Exeter. 
Unfortunately, 
they lost all three 
to make their record heading into 
interschols 4 wins and 6 losses. 

It started on Friday when the 
interscholastic champions, Milton, 
traveled to the Andover courts. 
Again this team looks to be one of 
the best in New England and they 
showed their skill by handily beat- 
ing Andover in all three doubles 
matches. Their captain, and team 
leader, is Ned Samuelson who is 
ranked in the top 20 players nation- 
wide. His strong play at #\ doubles 
helped Milton take the early 1-0 
lead. 

At #1 singles Michael Li ’06 
had to play Samuelson. Despite a 
strong effort, Li was quickly dis- 
patched with 6-0, 6-0. The next 
match to finish was Russel 
Dykema ’04 at #2 who also lost by 
a somewhat large margin. 
Andover, now down 3-0, turned to 
John Weigel ’05, Daniel Wagman 
’06, Adam Draper ’04, and Ben 
Grant ’05 to make a run and hope- 
fully pull out the win. 
Unfortunately, the match was 
called after Weigel lost a tough 
match to a very bad sport at #4. 
However, Wagman, • Draper, and 
Grant all had split sets and poten- 
tially could have won making the 
final score very close. This is a 
large improvement from their 7-0 
loss last season. 

The following day Andover 
took the long trek to Choate. The 
three hour drive affected the boys, 
making them get off to a sluggish 
start in the doubles. Throughout 
the season, Andover has had trou- 
bles winning the doubles point. 
This happened again on Saturday 
and it put Andover in 1-0 deficit 
early, affecting their confidence. 

This led to Andover getting 
slaughtered in the singles matches. 
Of course, Li won at #1 singles in 
a hotly contested match with a 
good retriever who hit every shot 
with intense topspin. In the third 
set tie-breaker, Li was down 9-6 
and on the verge of losing. 
However, Li dug deep and won 1 1 - 
9 in the tie-breaker, using his 
extensive match experience to 
push him past his opponent. The 
final score with Choate was 6- 1 in 
their favor. 

After the unfortunate loss vs. 
Choate, Andover tried to redeem 
themselves last Wednesday against 
their bitter rivals, Exeter. It was a 
wind free day, but the 90 degree 
weather not only made the boys go 


through shirts like Seniors go 
through water guns, but it wore 
them out quickly. In the regular 
season when it counted, the big 
blue wiped the smug smiles off of 
Exeter’s faces and beat them 5-2. 
This time, however, at Andover’s 
home courts, it was a different out- 
come. 

Andover won the match at 
Exeter last time because they won 
the crucial doubles point. This time 
though was a different story. 
Andover was caught off guard by 
the changes in teams that Exeter 
made, putting one of their better 
players at #3 doubles ^nd putting 
two solid players at #. 2 . Both teams 
ended up losing 8-4. 

The first match to finish was 
Michael Li. His opponent, the 
Central Mass. Champion, came at 
Li with a different strategy this 
time, forcing Li to hit out of his 
comfort zone. This, doubled with a 
recent groin injury, resulted in a 6- 

1, 6-2 loss. 

Andover came back though 
with a strong win from Weigel at 
#4, 6- 1 , 6-2. Exeter then retaliated 
with a win at #3 from Nick Day 
who beat Wagman 6-3, 6-3. 
Wagman’s loss put pressure on the 
remaining three matches of 
Dykema, Draper, and Grant. 
Despite being down 3-1, their 
prospects were not too bad. When 
Dykema finally won at #2 against 
an arrogant Exeter player 6-3, 6-4, 
the match got even more heated. 
Andover and Exeter players alike 
started gathering around the two 
courts of Draper and Grant, cheer- 
ing their teammates on. 

With Grant having split sets 
against a player he was previously 
pulverized by, all eyes were on 
Draper. After having lost the first 
set 7-6 in a close tie-breaker and 
being down 5-4 in the second set. 
Draper made a run. By hitting 
deep, heavy forehands, Draper 
brought the match to 5-5. In the 
end, it came down to who was less 
tired. Draper’s failure to move his 
opponent around the court resulted 
in the Exeter opponent being more 
quick on his feet and able to steal 
the second set and the match 7-6, 
7-5. Despite the loss, Draper’s 
good play was noted by all. 
Eventually, with Exeter winning 4- 

2, Grant’s match was called off. 

Even though Andover had a 
tough week against Milton, 
Choate, and Exeter, they think they 
will do well in Interschols this 
weekend. The Andover Boys’ 
Tennis team is sure that whoever 
their first round opponent is, win 






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Micheal Li ’06 and Captain Russel Dykema ’04 both beat their Andover High School oppo- 
nents in Wednesday’s cross-town showdown. 


Boys Tennis Smokes Andover High 


by Dan Wagman 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


This week the Boys Varsity 
Tennis team finished off their 
season with a 
resounding win 
over neighboring 
Andover High. 
After losing their 
previous three 
matches, Andover knew that this 
match would be important for 
their momentum going into the 
Individual Interscholastic 
Championship this weekend. 

After the introductions, the 
boys headed out to the courts 
determined to win. The first 
player to finish was John Weigel 
’05 at number four. With deep 
forehands to his opponent’s 
weak backhand, Weigel quickly 
won 8-0. 

Shortly following Weigel 
was Daniel Wagman ’06, play- 
ing number three. He came in 
with an 8-2 win to put Andover 
up 2-0. 

Coming off of a recent wrist 
injury, Adam Draper ’04 had a 
tough time with his number five 
opponent. Draper was up 6-5 
towards the end of the match 


only to lose 8-6. 

With Andover up 2-1, 
Michael Li ’06 won once again 
at the number one position, 
making his record the best on 
the team. After losing the first 
game, Li came back in true 
Andover fashion to eight 
straight games to make the final 
score 8- 1 . 

Finishing at the same time 
was Ben Grant ‘05, a consistent 
baseliner with solid form on all 
of his strokes. Grant, playing a 
similar player to himself, said 
after the match, “It took me 
awhile to adjust to being the 
aggressor and that definitely 
contributed to my slow play. I 
rarely see players similar to me 
in style, but today I played 
someone who pushed more than 
I did.” Grant, after adjusting to 
the new style of play, came out 
with an 8-4 win for the Big 
Blue. 

The most exciting match of 
the day came at the hands of 
number two, Captain Russel 
Dykema ’04. After trading 
games with his opponent, 
Dykema squeaked by with a 
win. Immediately following the 
match, Dykema said, “It was 
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thing just went barely out. No 
matter what I did, I always 
seemed to be giving my oppo- 
nent points. However, I pulled 
my game together in the end 
right when it counted.” 

In doubles, Li and Draper 
had the hardest time with their 
opponents. But because of Li’s 
stellar volleys and Draper’s hard 
serve, they won 8-5. Dykema 
and Weigel also easily dis- 
patched of their opponents 8-2 
while Wagman and Grant won 
8-4. 

Overall, this was a good win 
for Andover. Not only did it give 
them confidence for this week- 
end, but it gave them valuable 
match experience. “Probably the 
best thing about the match,” said 
Draper afterwards, “was how 
dominant we were. It’s always 
fun to win big.” 






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PHILLIPS ACADEMY 
TENNIS GIRLS VARSITY A 
ROSTER 2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Campbell, Alice 

2005 

Nashville, TN 

Chang, Sarah 

2005 

Chicago, IL 

Grace, Diana A 

2005 

Locust Valley, NY 

Hill, Alyssa 

2006 

Prides Crossing, MA 

Kelly, Margaret 

2006 

Owings Mills, MD 

Watson, Julia 

2007 

Rocky Mount, NC 

Witte, Lucretia 

2006 

Fairfield, CT 


Coach; Martha Grant 


PHILLIPS ACADEMY 
TENNIS GIRLS VARSITY B 
ROSTER 2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Bias, Lauren 

2005 

Chester Township, NJ 

Chan, Stephanie 

2005 

HON 

Herzeca, Jane 

2005 

New York, NY 

Hunckler, Katherine 

2005 

Chicago, IL 

Kim, Gina 

2007 

Gainesville, FL 

LaMela, Alexandra 

2004 

Bradford, MA 

Meyer, Jessica 

2006 

Concord, MA 

Rajender, Archana 

2007 

Fargo, ND 

Scarborough, Megan 

2005 

Andover, MA 

Segall, liana 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Sekigami, Yurie 

2006 

Palatine, IL 


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Girls Tennis Serves Up a Win 
Over Weak Seawolves Squad 


by Alex Ricotta 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Girl’s varsity tennis started off 
the season today with a shut-out 
win. Despite being 
a very young 
team, they showed 
their depth and tal- 
ent today by 
demolishing their 
Tabor opponents. 
This shutout win is quite an 
accomplishment to the team con- 
sidering they have had practice 
only several times since the end of 
tryouts resulting from rain and 
poor weather. 

Playing number one for team 
this year is Margaret Kelly, a new 
lower from Baltimore. She domi- 
nated her Tabor opponent through 
her aggressive serve and volley 
play 6-2, 6-1. At the end of her 
match her frustrated opponent 
threw her racquet over the fence. 

Diana Grace ’05, also quickly 
beat her opponent 6-1 , 6-1 . 

Sarah Chang ’05, rallied back 


from a loss in the first set of 5-7 to 
winning the second set 6-3. Due 
to time constraints, the match 
ended in a tie. After her loss in the 
first set, her coach told her to hit 
everything back, taking a little 
power off the ball and this strate- 
gy worked. Her opponent quickly 
became frustrated could not keep 
up. 

Lucretia Witte ’06, Alyssa 
Hill ’06 and Alice Cambell’05 
each also won their single match- 
es. 

New to the team this year is 
Julia Watson ’07. This freshman 
showed her ability as a tennis 
player from the first day of tryouts 
and was awarded with the number 
seven spot on the team who came 
away with an impressive win in 
her first high school match. 

In doubles, the three teams 
allowed the opponents to win only 
three games, in comparison to 
PA’s whopping twenty-four. 
Kelley teamed up with the num- 
ber two player Grace to beat their 
opponent in an eight game set, 8- 


1 . “It was a great start to the sea- 
son, we all played really well,” 
said Kelley. 

Chang and Cambell won 8-1 
in a match where their opponents 
used excessive profanity and had 
to have a chat with their coach. 

Freshman Julia Watson ’07 
and Alyssa Hill '06 won 8-1 in 
their doubles match also. 

This year, the Phillips 
Academy Varsity Girls Tennis 
Team has a new coach, Martha 
Grant. She played high school 
tennis at Exeter and went on to 
coach several winning teams. 

She said of her hopes for the 
season, “Well I am very new to 
the team and they are new to me 
so we just want to have a winning 
season. After the performance 
today, I don’t think that’s unrealis- 
tic. I just want them to go out 
there and have a great time and be 
supportive of each other. So far I 
am very impressed with the team 
and am looking forward to the 
season ahead of us.” 







THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS MAY 14, 2004 


E. Gelb / The Phillipian 


Lauren Bias ’05 and Margaret Kellv ’06 play in last week’s match against Milton. PA Girls tennis suffered an 18-0 loss to the 
tennis powerhouse. The girls also fell to Thayer Academy 14-4 this past Wednesday. 


PA Girls Tennis Comes up Short against Thayer, 
Gets Ready for Rematch Against Archrival Exeter 


by Lucretia Witte 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Thayer 

14 

Andover 

4 


Under blistering sun and with 
only a fraction of its players, the 
girls’ tennis team 
turned up to play 
the formidable 
Thayer Academy. 
Though Big 
Blue’s weakened 
lineup fought 
hard, in the end Thayer’s sea- 
soned team finished off the 
Andover girls for a score of 14 
sets to 4. 

With two players injured and 
one suffering from a bad case of 
strep throat, the PA lineup was 
not in peak condition to face the 
toughest team in the league. 
However, as always, the Blue 
Ladies showed up and played 



with determination and grace. 

With the usual number one, 
Margaret Kelly, ’06, suffering 
from strep throat, number-two 
player Diana Grace ’05 stepped 
up to the number-one spot. 
Grace’s opponent was Paula 
McGinnis, who is active in tour- 
nament play and is ranked tenth 
in New England for 16 and under 
girls. Grace played well, making 
use of her renowned shot selec- 
tion, but McGinnis was patient 
and won 6-1, 6-1. 

At the second slot, Kelly did 
her best to battle the suffocating 
heat and her illness against an 
equally challenging Thayer oppo- 
nent. After many frustrating and 
long games, Kelly’s determina- 
tion and great strategies won her 
the match 7-5, 7-5. 

While Lucretia Witte ’06, the 
usual number three, was side- 
lined with a knee injury from the 
Milton match last week. Captain 


Sarah Chang ’05 stepped up to 
the third slot against one of 
Thayer’s new recruits. Chang 
played well, but she was worn 
down by the heat and could not 
hang in until the end, losing 4-6, 
0 - 6 . 

With number five, Alice 
Campbell ’05, injured as well, 
sixth player Alyssa Hill ’06 made 
the big jump up to number four. 
Unfortunately, Campbell fell 1-6, 
2-6 o her Thayer opponent. 
However, her doubles partner and 
seventh slot player Julia Watson 
’07, was more than ready for the 
challenge that Thayer’s number 
five offered her. She ate up her 
opponent and sailed through to 
win 6-1, 6-2. Finally, Stephanie 
Chan 05 from the Varsity B to 
play at number six, but lost 4-6, 
4-6 to her Thayer opponent. 

In the doubles, numbers one 
and two Grace and Kelly part- 
nered, rather than the usual pair- 


ing of Grace and Witte, Kelly and 
Chang. However, the combined 
strength and versatility of the 
Thayer girls proved too much for 
an ailing Kelly, and the two could 
not summon up enough intensity 
for a win, losing 3-6, 0-6. At the 
second slot, Chang and Chan in a 
fought well but lost 3-6, 3-6. At 
third doubles was the usual pair- 
ing of Hill and Watson, and 
though they pulled out showy 
strategies and signaling, they lost 
5-7, 6-7 in a heartbreaker of a 
match. 

After the match. Coach 
Martha Grant was still optomistic 
about the team’s prospects going 
forward. “I anticipate our peak 
next Wednesday for the Exeter 
rematch,” said Coach Grant. 

And Exeter, of course, is the 
perfect time to peak. 








Girls Tennis Falls Short of High Hopes, 


Bowing to Exeter to Close out Season 


by Lucretia Witte 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Exeter 


Andover 

2 


This 
Wednesday, the 
Girls Varsity 
Tennis team 
went to Exeter 
for its much- 
anticipated end 
of season match. After losing a 
scrimmage in early April by 
only one match, the Andover 
team had high hopes for the day. 
However, against Exeter’s 
revised lineup and increased 
experience, the Andover team 
went down six matches to three. 

In the number one spot, 
Exeter had a clear advantage 
over PA’s number one, Margaret 
Kelly ’06. Playing for the sec- 
ond time this season, Kelly lost 
6-1, 6-0, a similar score to her 0 
and 1 loss at the scrimmage in 
April. 

In the second spot, Exeter’s 
old number three played the 
Lady Blue’s Diana Grace ’05. 
The Exeter player, who defeated 
third player Lucretia Witte ’06 
at the last meeting 6-4, 6-3; 
went down 6-2, 6-1 to Grace. 

PA’s third player Witte took 
on the former Exeter number 
two, who had lost 6-3, 6-4 to 
Grace two months ago. Witte’s 
match, which lasted almost two 
and a half hours, ended with a 6- 
3, 6-3 loss to her Big Red oppo- 
nent. 

Number four. Captain Sarah 
Chang ’05, faced the same 
Exeter player from her scrim- 
mage but did not fare as well the 
second time around. While she 
tied her Exeter opponent with a 
3-6, 6-2 match in April, she lost 
6-0, 6-1 to her on Wednesday. 

PA entered the match having 
changed it numbers five and six 
in the ladder, moving Alyssa 
Hill ’06 up to play number five. 
The number five slot went to 
Exeter in April, but Hill stepped 
up to win 6-4, 7-5. At the sixth 
slot, new number six Alice 
Campbell ’05 suffered a close 
loss to her PEA opponent, who 


had tied Hill at 4-6, 6-3 before. 
Campbell lost 6-0, 2-6, and then 
8- 1 2 in the tiebreaker. 

In doubles, Grace and Witte 
partnered with each other at the 
first slot, against Exeter num- 
bers one and three. The Exeter 
duo proved to be too much for 
the top PA team, and Grace and 
Witte lost 6-4, 6-2. At number 
two, teammates Chang and 
Kelly put away their Exeter 
opponents 6-0, 6-1. At third 
doubles. Hill and Watson lost 6- 
3, 6-2 to their Red rivals. 

Despite the loss of six 
matches to three, the Andover 
girls really fought well. Said 
Coach Martha Grant of the per- 
formance, “I was happy to see 


that each girl’s game has really 
improved. My whole team 
played better than they did back 
in April. Unfortunately, so did 
the Exeter team, and their status 
as an older and more experi- 
enced group benefited them in 
this case.” 

When asked about her fore- 
cast for the NEPSAC tourna- 
ment on Saturday, Captain 
Sarah Chang said, “I think 
Exeter posed a good challenge 
for us in preparation for this 
tournament. I know we are all 
looking forward to doing our 
best at Milton, and this last 
tough fight will prepare us well 
for what I hope will be a good 
showing at the tournament.” 



E. Gelb/The Phillipian 


Margaret Kelly ’06 serves to her opponent last week. Kelly 
suffered a 6-1, 6-0 loss in her match. 








PA Girls Tennis Places 
Seventh at Interschols 


by Lucretia Witte 

PHIL1.IPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Undefeated during the sea- 
son, Diana Grace ’05, playing B 
singles, contin- 
ued her streak at 
the The New 
England Prep 
School Athletic 
Conference 
Tennis 
Championship Satuday. 

Grace, who will be the 
team’s captain next year, scored 
an easy first-round win over her 
BB& N opponent. 

In the next round, however, 
Grace lost 8-1 to the top seeded 
player from Milton, the school 
that won the ournament. 

Milton finished nine points 
ahead of Exeter, which came in 
second with eight more points 
than Andover’s 10. 

The Lady Blue was seventh 
out of the fourteen schools that 
competed. 

Playing A singles for 
Andover, Margaret Kelly ’06 
put up a good fight against 
Choate’s number one player but 
lost 8-6 in the first round. 

At A doubles, the new pair- 
ing of number three player 
Lucretia Witte 06 and number 
four player Sarah Chang ’05 
went through the first round, 
only to lose by three points in a 
tiebreaker to the Loomis team. 

Playing together for the first 
time, the two pulled together 
their games to come back from 
7-4 before surrendering the 
match in the breaker. 

In B doubles, the flashy and 
effective team of Alyssa Hill ’06 
and Julia Watson ’07 proved 
themselves to be fierce fighters, 
despite being younger than all of 
their opponents. 

They won two easy matches 
before losing 8-6 to BB& N in 
the semifinals. 


The tournament was held at 
Milton with 14 schools in atten- 
dence. Two players played sin- 
gles and two teams played dou- 
bles in a single elimination 
draw. 

In this version of the tradi- 
tional end of season Interschols, 
each of the Andover Varsity top 
six players was entered into one 
of four separate categories: A or 
B singles or A or B doubles. 

The scoring was based on 
how many points a player’s indi- 
vidual performance earned, 
rather than the performance of 
the team. 

Each played an eight-game 
pro set in a single elimination 
draw with a consolation round 
after the first match. 

After the conclusion of the 
season, the Lady Blue Tennis 
stands at a final record of six 
wins and five losses. 

Despite injuries, illness, and 
inexperience, PA’s young team 
showed its promise and guaran- 
tees good things for the coming 
year. 

With no seniors graduating 
from the team, things bode well 
for a far more successful season 
next spring, as the younger ath- 
letes utilize the experience they 
have gained this season. 
Number one and captain, Grace 
will lead the relatively young 
team next winter. 

Despite the difficulties the 
Lady Blue Tennis team had at 
Interschols, head Coach Martha 
Grant remains optimistic about 
the season overall. 

“Although it was my first 
year coaching,” said Coach 
Grant, “ I think that both the 
team and I learned a lot this sea- 
son. Next year we’ll be older, 
wiser, and, hopefully, healthier. I 
anticipate all of our talent will 
really show through in 2005.” 






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Girls Track 2004 


Name 

Class 

Hometown 

Alexander, Celia 

‘04 

Greenwich, CT 

Andreadakis, Stacey 

‘06 

Manhasset, NY 

Archambault, Kassie 

‘06 

Methuen, MA 

Bhat, Rashmi 

‘06 

Port Charlotte, FL 

Bovaird, Jacqueline 

‘04 

Mirror Lake, NH 

Chen, Alina 

‘06 

Shanghai, China 

Cloonan, Lisa 

‘05 

Reading, MA 

DeYoung, Sonia 

‘05 

Manchester, MA 

Duble, Tobey 

‘06 

Boxford, MA 

duPont, Rose 

‘06 

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 

Dwyer, Alexandra 

‘04 

Swampscott, MA 

Erondu, Mgbechi 

‘06 

Englishtown, NJ 

Fischer-Groban, Hillary 

‘05 

Cambridge, MA 

Fiske, Courtney 

‘07 

Andover, MA 

Francis, Jeannette 

‘06 

Signal Mountain, TN 

Frimpong, Yaa 

‘05 

Miami, FL 

Gbarayor, Hope 

‘05 

Bronx, NY 

George, Nicole 

‘04 

New York, NY 

Gray, Ashley 

‘05 

Memphis, TN 

Green, Rashidah 

‘04 

Brooklyn, NY 

Hamano, Aya 

‘04 

Sanda-Shi, Japan 

Ho, Anna 

‘06 

Vancouver, BC 

Holliday, Alison 

‘06 

Marblehead, MA 

Howe, Rebecca 

‘06 

Andover, MA 

Keeney, Anastasia 

‘07 

Wilton, CT 

King, Abigail 

‘07 

Bainbridge Island, WA 

Kuhn, Deborah 

‘05 

Ipswich, MA 

Lee, Lynette 

‘06 

Toronto, ON 

Ligonde, Paola 

‘04 

Brooklyn, NY 

Linnemann, Sarah 

‘06 

Andover, MA 

MacMillan, Charlotte 

‘05 

Andover, MA 

Manning, Eileen 

‘05 

Chester, CT 

Marmolejos, Johanna 

‘04 

New York, NY 

Meacham, Jennifer 

‘06 

Munster, IN 

Miller, Akosua 

‘05 

Oak Park, MI 

Mulroy, Maura 

‘07 

Reading, MA 

Oforiwaa-Ayim, Akosua 

‘07 

West Orange, NJ 

Robie, Elizabeth 

‘04 

Raleigh, NC 

Russell, Mariah 

‘04 

Lynnfield, MA 

Schnure, Martha 

‘06 

Mattapoisett, MA 

Shibata, Erina 

‘06 

Tokyo, Japan 

Temeng, Aba 

‘06 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 

Thomas, Sarah 

‘06 

Tokyo, Japan 

Thurman, Colleen 

‘07 

Houston, TX 

Tognoni, Cassandra 

‘05 

Andover, MA 

Wilkin, Ann 

‘05 

Andover, MA 

Williams, Carlisle 

‘06 

Santa Monica, CA 


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Phillips Academy 

Boys Track 2004 


Name 

Class 

Hometown 

Barclay, Joshua 0. 

‘05 

Jamaica, NY 

Bramhall, Benjamin D. 

‘07 

Plymouth, MA 

Calabrese, Colin M. 

‘06 

North Andover, MA 

Campbell, Alexander G. 

‘06 

Andover, MA 

Daly, Kevin B. 

‘05 

Houston, TX 

DeGraft-Hanson, Kojo O. 

‘05 

Buford, GA 

Dent, Alexander R. 

‘04 

Brooklyn, NY 

Dent, Jonathan L. 

‘05 

Denville, NJ 

DeSimone, Stephen R. 

‘04 

Narragansett, R1 

Devers, Temistocles L. 

‘05 

Lawrence, MA 

Donais, Christopher P. 

‘05 

Bradford, MA 

Draheim, Stephen R. 

‘04 

Andover, MA 

duPont, Samuel W. 

‘04 

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 

Eruzione, Michael A. 

‘04 

Winthrop, MA 

Feghali, Elias 

‘05 

Salem, NH 

Feigenbaum, James J. 

‘04 

Andover, MA 

Figueroa, Jonathan 

‘05 

New York, NY 

Freker, John C. 

‘04 

Cincinnati, OH 

Galan, O’Shea S. 

‘04 

New York, NY 

Green, Terrence C. 

‘06 

Leominster, MA 

Flamilton, Sean 

‘06 

Andover, MA 

Herlich, Christopher B. 

05 

Andover, MA 

Hillman, Jonathan E. 

‘05 

Andover, MA 

Holkins, Patrick M. 

‘04 

Overlook Park, KS 

Hoople, Gordon D. 

‘04 

Andover, MA 

Hsu, Gregory P. 

‘06 

Lincoln, MA 

Iheagwara, Uzoma K. 

‘04 

Upper Marlboro, MD 

Kang, Byung Jin E. 

‘07 

La Mirada, CA 

Kapor, Adam J. 

‘04 

Brookline, MA 

Khandelwal, Parag 

‘06 

Medina, OH 

Kim, Jae-Yeop 

‘07 

Seoul, Korea 

King, Knef D. 

‘04 

South Bend, IN 

Knuth, Johannes 

‘04 

Boerdel, Germany 

Kulubya, Edwin S. 

‘06 

Anaheim Hills, CA 

Kwao-vovo, Todd C. 

‘06 

Brooklyn, NY 

Lanfranco, Anwell 

‘04 

Salem, NH 

Lokitis, Joseph T. 

‘06 

Norton, MA 

Mitzenmacher, Eric T. 

‘04 

Los Angeles, CA 

Monterroza, Cristian A. 

‘05 

Far Rockaway, NY 

Noyola, Mario A. 

‘06 

New York, NY 

O’Hem, Joseph K. 

‘07 

Johnston, IA 

Onyiuke, Callistus I. 

‘05 

Orange, NJ 

Oudheusden, Scott J. 

‘06 

Greenwich, CT 

Pena, Jeffrey B. 

‘04 

North Woodmere, NY 

Prospere, Clinton R. 

‘06 

Billerica, MA 

Pucillo, Gregory T. 

‘06 

Cohasset, MA 

Riordan, William J. 

‘05 

Pride’s Crossing, MA 

Saxena, Rajeev C. 

‘06 

Las Vegas, NV 

Serna, Daniel V. 

‘04 

Andover, MA 

Sheldon, David M. 

‘04 

Andover,MA 

Siddiqi, Ali J. 

‘06 

Salem, NH 

Simms, Tyler J. 

‘04 

Bourne, MA 

Stapczynski, Stephen E. 

‘07 

Andover, MA 

Sternberg, John D. 

‘04 

Lake Forest, IL 

Stone, Benjamin S. 

‘04 

Dover, MA 

Vale, Brent T. 

‘04 

San Jose, CA 

Velez, Edwin L. 

‘04 

Staten Island, NY 

Wolfe, Joshua B. 

‘04 

QUE, Canada 

Wusu, Tolulope 0. 

‘04 

Palo Alto, CA 

Zhou, Jeffery Y. 

‘06 

Getzville, NY 


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Boys Track Wins 4th Consecutive Interscholastic Championship 

With three individual champions and a host of outstanding contributions throughout the team, the 
PA boys track team captured first place at the Interschols held at Exeter on Saturday. This was 
the team's remarkable fourth consecutive New England championship. O'Shea Galan took first 
place in the high jump and 100 meters, Josh Wolfe won both the 1500 and the 800 meter 
competition, and Tolu Wusu outdistanced the all others in the triple jump while setting a new 
school record. Josh Wolfe was honored as MVP of the meet. In the girls competition, the PA 
team finished a strong second, their third runner-up finish in the last three years. Andover's 
Cassie Tognoni was the individual champion in the 300 meter hurdles, and the team of Allison 
Holliday, Jeanette Francis, Martha Schnure, Lissie Robie took first place in the 4 x 400m Relay. 









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Boys Track 


by Greg Hsu 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

The Boys track team seeks to 
claim its fourth 
consecutive 
league champi- 
onship title, and 
is has set its 
sights on Interschols. 

When asked about the season. 
Captain Anwell Lanfranco ’04 
said, “We are going to rely on 
the veteran leadership from ’04 
and some young athletes will 
have to step up. We look for- 
ward to anyone and everyone 
who wants to be part of the track 
program. The boys are seeking a 
fourth consecutive title, four for 
’04 as we like to say. If we can 
all stay healthy, it should be a 
great season.” 

The Boys Tracksters are no 
strangers to poor health. Injuries 
have plagued the team on and 
off throughout the winter, par- 
ticularly High Jumper/Sprinter 
O’Shea Galan ‘04 who was out 
for much of the last season. 

“I think there are many new 
track athletes on the team this 
year that are really strong, from 
’07 all the way to ’04,” said 
Pole-Vaulter Parag Khandelwal 
’06, “The new group is going to 


help the team out a lot.” 

Coach David Callum said of 
the team, “We have a very 
strong and deep team, and it 
looks like we may be able to 
cover all the events well. We 
have already spotted several tal- 
ented physical athletes who will 
contribute to the team from day 
one. Others 
will grow and 
develop dur- 
ing their time 
here at 

Andover, and 
contribute to 
the program 
over time.” 

When asked 
about the Big 
Blue’s greatest 
strengths, 

Callum added, 

“No one per- 
son wins 
champi- 
onships. 

Although 
track is a 
bunch of indi- 
viduals com- 
peting in dif- 
ferent disci- 
plines, it is the 
collective 
effort that 


truly counts. It will be the team 
effort; we will rely on everyone 
doing their best, contributing in 
their disciplines to the best of 
their ability, but each of these 
areas - veterans and newbies; 
distance and sprint; jumpers and 
throwers - together will be cru- 
cial in victory.” 



The Phillipian Archives 


Josh Wolfe ’04 helped lead Andover to victo- 
ry at Interschols last Spring. 


Boys Track 




Girls Track 


by Andrea Coravos 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 

The Lady Blue Girl's track 
team is off to a 
blazing start. 
Although the 
team has only 
had two official 


practices, the teammates can 
already tell that this term will be 
successful. 

The newcomers and veterans 
pushed past their limits and tried 
new events. Hardworking veter- 
ans used the practices to show off 
their skills and possibly see 
which events they have gotten a 
bit rusty on during the past year. 

Hurdler and 
winter-track 
relay record 
holder, Marty 
Schnure '06, 
said, “A lot of 
people join 
track looking 
for a change. 
They can do 
anything; they 
can sprint, 
throw, run dis- 
tance, and 
jump. Anyone 
can find some- 
thing that they 
are talented in. 
Especially in 
the try outs 
and testing, 
people are 
finding their 
own talents. I 
mean. who 
would have 
thought that 


Kassie Archambault, who never 
threw before, would end doing 
really well throwing the javelin?” 

Returning sprinter Eileen 
Manning '05 said, “Lissy Robie 
is our strong distance person and 
our captain, and she will be a 
great leader for the season com- 
ing. And our other Captain 
Anwell got a school record last 
winter. He will lead us well in the 
throwing events. We have Marty, 
Lexi and Cassie. Our relay team 
will be awesome, because we 
have some fast people. It’s too 
early really to judge anyone. We 
have strong returnees and some 
newcomers with obvious talent.” 

Abby King ’07, who runs the 
mile just over five minutes, will 
be one freshman to watch this 
season. King said, “So far the 
team looks good. Yesterday was 
fine running, and today was 
tough because we did sprinting. 
The team seems very bonded, 
and all the team players are tak- 
ing that extra step to get to know 
everyone.” 

The team is anxious to start 
competing, and unlike years past 
they are not dwelling on “filling 
the shoes” of last year’s seniors. 
Schnure said, “We’re not looking 
to fill the spots of people that we 
lost exactly; we just have a new 
batch of people.” 



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Despite the rain and cold outdoors, Girls 
Track shows no signs of slowing down. 



Girls Track 








Deerfield Under New Captain Robie 


The Girls Track learn arrived 
at Taft this past Saturday with 
high expectations, taking on Taft 
and Deerfield to kick off the 2004 
track season. 

After weather restrained the 
girls from an entire week of train- 
ing. Coach Callum was still confi- 
dent in the early season and pre- 
season training the athletes had 
put in. Said Callum, “1 actually 


Dwyer powered into the lead, shot put, where Gray, 
claiming maximum points for the Frimpong '05. and Nicole George 
girls. '04 took second, third and fourth. 

Captain Lissy Robie 04 all hurling the shot over 25 feet, 
scored Andover's only points in Marmolejos, the lone Andover 
the 1500m with an impressive competitor to score points ii 
early season time of 5:10. javelin throw, rocketed the javelin 
Returning later in the 800m. 85’6". good enough for second 

Robie took an early lead and place. 

In the pole vault, Jeannette 
Francis ‘06 managed to 
points for the Big Blue, clearing 
the bar at 6 feel, taking second 
place in the close meet. Alina I 
Chen '06 scored Andover’s only 
points in the long jump, where I 
she leaped IT 11". 

High jumpers Dwyer and I 


looked back, crossing the 
finish line in 2:31. In the last dis- 
tance event, Debbie Kuhn '05. 
Andover's lone competitor in the 
3000m, nailed down third place 
for the big blue. 

The girls also fared well in the 
sprints, taking firsts in the iOOm, 
the 300 Hurdles, and the 200m. 


Tyler Simms ’04 hurdles ahead of his Taft opponent during last Saturday’s meet to open the 
spring track season. 


DeYoung took first in the 100 Tognoni both had season bests I 

felt pretty good about what, the whjlc Wilkin, improving by where they launched themselves I 

team was ready to do.” This early a , most a sccond from ) asl year - s 0VC r the bar at astounding heights I 

season strength allowed the girls , irncs took w j,h y mcs 0 f 0 f 5‘4" and 5'. respectively. In I 
to claim victory over both oppo- 3 13 4 SCCO nds, respec- fact. Dwyer’s height of five feet I 

nents. beating Deerfield handily ljve |y Dwyer and Wilkin returned would have placed first at last I 

by a score of 81-24 and edging for thc 2 00m where they went 1- year’s Interschols, a good sign for | 

out Taft 8 1 -78. Because of a con- 2 with Dwyer crossing the line at things to come, 

fiict with the ongoing dance open 27 3 aml Wilkin finishing in 27.8 Even afier so many impres- 
scconds. Andover also took first 
and second in the 300m hurdles 
with Schnure and Cassie Tognoni 

'05, leaving more than a second and the triple jump. In each cveni 
and a half between them and their Andover once again displayed it 
closest competitor. Both Schnure depth. Schnure, Maura Mulroy 


n Saturday, several key competi- 
| tors svere unable to compete. 
! resulting in the girls' close call 
with Taft. Most notably the team 
missed long jump star Colleen 
Thurman '07, whose indoor leaps 


e performances throughout thc I 
day, the meet came down to the I 
last two events: the 4x400m relay 


Wolfe, Sheldon, O’Shead, , Lanfranco :°L¥,^j h =i 6 , 

Lead Track to Early-Season Victory 


Continued from Page 1, Column 6 
finisher. 

Big Blue put Deerfield to 
shame in the 4 x 400m, as 
Degrafl-Hanson, Herlich, Kapor 
and King beat them by nearly 13 
seconds to finish the meet. 

In the throws, ''[Our athletes] 
were solid on Saturday. Our 
throws weren’t great but they 
were solid overall," said Coach 
Lou Bcmicn. Captain Anwell 
Lanfranco '04 placed second in 
the shot put with a toss of 48' 8”. 
and despite his own disappoint- 
ment credited his fellow throw- 


ers with having a "great day.” 
Indeed, Joseph O'Hcm '07 had a 
remarkable day with a record- 
breaking 42’3", establishing a 
new freshman record for shot 
pul. 

Jumpers were out in force, 
with Tolu Wusu '04 marking 
20'7.25” in the long jump for 
first place, and Sheldon in sec- 
ond with 19' 11.5". Wusu once 
again awed spectators, winning 
by three feet in thc Triple Jump 
with 42’ 11.75". 

King, a veteran to track but a 
newcomer to the triple jump 


managed fourth with a solid 
36' 5". 

In the High Jump, Galan 
placed first again with a height 
of 5 6". In the pole vault. Mario 
Noyola '06 took first place at 
IT, earning Andover's only 
points in the event. 

Distance runner Alex 
Campbell ’06 remarked, "We 
performed beyond what was 
expected, as we not only took , 
first place in all of the distance 
events, but took most of thc 2nd, , 
3rd, and 4th place finishes." It is , 
this kind of racing that makes 
thc distance crew such a multi- 
faceted and important group, one 
that significantly adds to thc 
team score. 

When asked about this first 
meet. Coach Callum replied, 
“This was a great start, thc 
coaches are happy, and the ath- 
letes should be proud. But it is 
merely a stepping stone, one 
hurdle in a set of many. We 
cleared the hurdle, but we have 
plenty of work to do to clean up 
our form, to get faster. The 
biggest strength drawn from this 
first meet is our early progress; 
we are the Boys first-place and 
Girls second-place 2003 
Interschols champions, and 
already in the first meet we’re 
ahead of where we were last 
year. That's a good start! We just 
need to keep it up and stay 
healthy." 

This astounding victory was 
indeed a good omen for the rest 
of thc season. 

Still aiming for the 
Interschols title, the Andover 
tracksters go back into training 
to prepare for their upcoming 
meet against Reading HS. 


interschols. With Thurman and 
others looking to make a differ- 
ence this year, the score could 
have been much different. But 
regardless, Andover came out on 
top, and in thc end, that’s all that 
matters. 

The 4x1 00m opened thc day 
of competition with an important 
win for the big blue. Thc team of 
Annie Wilkin '05, Marty Schnure 
'06, Sonia DeYoung '04, and 
Lexi Dwyer '04 ran a close race, 
with the team from Taft. After ; 


hurdles as well, managing 
secure third and fourth for the Big 
Blue. Bccca Howe ’06 competed 
in the 400m. a race slightly short- 
er than her previous races. She ran 
well in the faster race, finishing 
third with a time of 67.2 seconds. 


second, third and fourth places ii 
the triple jump, securing vital 
points for the girls. The relay 
team of Howe, Groban, Sarah 
Linnemann '06, and DeYoung 
was also very impressive. The 
several newcomers to the relay 


flawless hand-off from DeYoung, throwing success continued in thc 


The depth of the Andover, performed beyond expectations, 
girls took center stage in the handing veteran DeYoung a solid 
throwing events. Johanna lead that she held till the end, 

Marmolejos ’04 claimed second leading Andover to victory, 
place in thc discus throw, while Coach Callum commented 0 
Wilkin finished third and Ashley thc Big Blue's exciting day, say- 
Gray '05 took fourth. Andover's ing, "This first meet was a great 


, the coaches are happy, and 


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Cassie Tognoni '05 and Martv Schnure '06 both ran svcll in their tri-meet with Taft and 
Deerfield, contributing to the Girls Track Team’s big win. 


THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS APRIL 16. 2004 


Track Takes Win Over Taft, 





Boys Track Burns Taft & Deerfield, 
Andover Impressive in Season Opener 


by Greg Hsu 

PH1LLIP1AN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

Taft 

Deerfield 

100 

78 

53 

The PA Tracksters headed to 

Taft this past Saturday to face 


Tatt and 


Deerfield in their 

Boys Track 

first season meet. 


Andover put on a 


great performance, showing that 
the Blue is not to be taken light- 
ly and crushing the opposition 
by nearly fifty points; just the 
victory the Boys were hoping 
for. 

The Boys were optimistic 
before the competition, but wary 
of their first chance to test them- 
selves. 

As Coach David Callum said 
“Going into the meet, I actually 
felt pretty good about what the 
team was ready to do. As 
always, weather hinders what we 
can do at practice, but I still felt 
as though we've put in some 
good work, concentrating on 
building up a base of volume, 
and starting the technical aspects 
of our skills at the most basic.” 

Indeed, Andover distance 
runners, sprinters, and jumpers 
performed superbly. 

In the 4 x 100m Relay, Greg 
Hsu ’06, Elias Feghali ’05, 
David Sheldon ’04 and O’Shea 
Galan ’04 clocked 45.7sec; a full 
second ahead of Deerfield but 
were nearly disqualified for an 
illegal handoff. Determined to 
eliminate more close calls, PA 
doubled their efforts in the pro- 
ceeding events. 

Their attempts were well 
exhibited as the Blue took three 
of four scoring places in six 
events. In the 1500m, Andover 
dominated with Indoor National 
Qualifier Josh Wolfe ’04 in first; 
timed at 4minl0sec, with John 
Freker ’04 and Ben Bramhall 
‘07 in third and fourth place. 
Following suit, Johannes Knuth 
’04 and Lowers Edwin Kulubya 


and Jeff Zhou took second- 
fourth places in the 110m 
Hurdles. In the 400m, Knef King 
’04 took second, with Kojo 
Degraft-Hanson ‘05 and Chris 
Herlich ’05 rounding out the 
final spots. 

Five Andover boys ran under 
12 seconds for the 100m, a 
notable success this early in the 
season, and secured three spots 
for Big Blue. Galan was clocked 
at 11.4 seconds for first place, 
with Feghali at 11.8sec and Hsu 
at 11.9sec to take third and 
fourth. 

The 800m included Adam 
Kapor ’04 in first place with 


2min3.8sec, and Jon Hillman 
’05 barely tailing his Deerfield 
opponent for fourth. 

The 300m hurdles race was a 
huge surprise, since Andover 
hurdlers have yet to refine their 
form. Nonetheless Tyler Simms 
’04, Knuth and Rajeev Saxena 
’06 took first, third and fourth. 

The 200m featured Galan, 
Sheldon, and Feghali taking sec- 
ond-fourth place, respectively. 

Wolfe continued his success 
in the 3000m, cruising to an easy 
first place finish, nearly 36 sec- 
onds ahead of the second place 


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Adam Kapor ’04 rounds the turn to capture the win in the 
800m, 








Girls Track Wrecked by Reading 


by Sean Hamilton 

PHHUP1AN SPORT? WRITER 


Reading 

90 

Andover 

51 


The second test of the season 
for the Andover Girls track team 
came on 

Thursday as they 
faced off against 
a talented 




Girls Track 


Reading High School squad. 

Opening the meet, the 4x100 
relay team, minus Dwyer, lost 
by just over a second to an 
impressive Reading team. 

Captain Lissy Robie ’04, the 
only runner for Andover in the 
1500m, scored a win against a 


horde of Reading runners 
improving her time steadily to 
5:06. Robie and Ali Holliday 
’06, a recent transfer to the dis- 
tance team, represented 
Andover in the 800m. They 
combined for second and third 
places just slightly behind read- 
ing’s best runner with Robie 
crossing in 2:29 and Holliday, 
running her first 800m for the 
Big Blue, finishing in 2:32. 

Andover dominated in the 
3000m, the event where they 
scored the most points. With a 
late surge, Abby King ’07 took 
the victory with a time of 12:12 
with Debbie Kuhn ’05 followed 
suit, just 7 seconds behind. 

Cassie Tognoni ’05 scored in 


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Lissy Robie ’04 takes the lead in the 1500m. Despite Robie’s 
victory, Andover fell 90-51 to the Reading Rockets. 


both the 100m Hurdles and the 
300m Hurdles, nailing down 
several points for the team. In 
the 100m Hurdles Marty 
Schnure ’06, was unable to fin- 
ish the race, and thus unable to 
score, due to an unfortunate 
misstep, leaving Tognoni to take 
third behind two talented 
Reading hurdlers. Without 
Schnure in the 300m Hurdles, 
Tognoni was still able to anchor 
down 3 points for the Big Blue 
finishing second. 

Annie Wilkin ’05 and Sonia 
DeYoung ’05 placed second and 
third in both the 100m and the 
200m, respectively. In the 100m 
Wilkin’s time of 13.5 seconds 
and DeYoung’s time of 13.8 sec- 
onds were slightly slower than 
their performances at Taft; 
attributed to the unruly head- 
winds that the competitors 
faced. The 200m saw Wilkin 
and DeYoung again taking sec- 
ond and third with times of 28.4 
and 29.3, respectively. 

After Reading completed a 
sweep of the 400m, Tognoni tied 
for first place in the high jump 
with a leap of 4’ 10”, a mark 
slightly lower than last week’s 
new personal record. 

Long-jump star Colleen 
Thurman ’07 scored a crucial 
first place for Andover, out- 
leaping her nearest opponent by 
almost. a foot and clearing the 
former freshman record by over 
four inches. Thurman carried 
her long jump success into the 
triple jump where she marked a 
distance of 30’ 5”, which was 
good enough for third place, and 
merely an inch from second 
place. 

Johanna Marmolejos ’04 
earned second place in the 
Javelin with a distance of 83’4”. 

By the' beginning of the 
4x400 relay, the outcome of the 
meet had already been decided, 
but Sarah Linnemann ’06, 
Hillary Fischer-Groban ’05, 
Holliday, and Becca Howe ’06 
put in a respectable performance 
and finished within seven sec- 
onds of their Reading competi- 
tors. 







ORTS APRIL 23, 2004 


Boys Track Remains Undefeated, 
Overtakes Reading in Final Event 


by Greg Hsu 

PHILLIP1AN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

78 

Reading 

72 


The Big Blue Boys Track 
team held off visiting Reading 
High School last 
Thursday for a 
nail-biting six- 
point victory. 

The Boys were cautious going 
into the competition, knowing that 
there would be trouble as sprinters 
O’Shea Galan ’04 and Temi 
Devers ’05, and distance king 
Josh Wolfe ’04 were unable to 
race. 

“When I found out it was 
Reading High School.. .ouch,” 
said Coach David Callum, “I 
knew right away we had our work 
cut out for us. Reading has been 
known as a track powerhouse 
among public schools for 
decades.” 

Callum’s premonition proved 
true. Andover’s poor handoff in 
the 4 x 100m Relay started the 
meet off on the wrong foot. 
Luckily, Callistus Onyiuke ’05 
and Josh Barclay ’05 took second 
and third in the high jump to help 
to ease some of the Big Blue’s 
pain. However, the Big Blue soon 
found themselves singing the 
blues once again, as John Freker 
‘04 finished second in the 1500m, 
while Sam duPont ’04 placed third 
in the 110m hurdles, both only a 
hair behind his opponent. 

Andover regained some points 
in the long jump, with Tolu Wusu 
’04 taking first place. But while 
David Sheldon ’04 managed sec- 
ond - by a mere inch - he injured 
himself on his second jump, put- 
ting his ability to race in question. 

The 400m proved to be the 
most crucial event for the Big 
Blue. Standout Knef King ’04 
clocked at 5 1.1 sec and Kojo 
Degraft-Hanson ’05 finished at 
5 1 .4 to take first and second, each 
posting a personal best and spot- 
ting Andover a vital 3-point lead. 

Reading answered with a 
sweep of the 100m, returning 
momentum to the Rockets as the 
scoreboard read 50-41, Reading. 

While Wusu took his expected 
first place in the triple jump, 
Reading took the second and third 
spots, leaving Andover one point 
behind. Unfortunately, bigtime 
thrower Anwell Lanfranco ’04 
finished second in the shotput and 


allowed Reading increase its lead. 

Freshman Ben Bramhall ’07 
showcased his talent in the 800m, 
running a fantastic 2:04.6 to take 
first, with Jon Hillman ’05 pulling 
into second shortly behind at 
2:06.1. Andover’s success contin- 
ued as Tyler Simms ’04 and 
duPont took second and third in 
the 300m hurdles, both at 43.8sec. 

The Big Blue expected to lose 
big in the 200m, but Sheldon, who 
decided at the last minute to run 
despite his injury, came in a close 
second at 23.9sec, while Greg Hsu 
’06 fought his way into an unex- 
pected third place at 24. 1 sec, clos- 
ing the six-point gap to three. 

Chris Donais ’05 had a sensa- 
tional run in the 3000m at 9:42.2 
to win the event, and Sean 
Hamilton ’06 took a surprising 
second place at 10:03, giving 
Andover a three point lead. 

But, once again, Reading had 
an answer. The Rockets took first 
and third in the discuss throw, 


while the Blue’s Joseph O’Hem 
’07 finished second, placing the 
Rockets back on top by three. Yet, 
in the end, Andover had one more 
counterpunch than Reading, deliv- 
ering the final blow in the 4 x 
400m relay. Degraft-Hanson, 
duPont, Adam Kapor ’04, and 
King smoked their Rocket oppo- 
nents by more than five seconds, 
sealing a narrow victory for the 
Blue. 

VaulterParag Khandelwal ’06 
said afterwards, “Though Andover 
overall was a superior team, 
Reading provided much resistance 
with many consistent athletes, but 
despite their larger numbers, we 
still won because of the vast depth 
of our team.” 

Indeed, despite the nerve- 
wracking flip-flopping score, the 
Blue tracksters managed to bite 
back. 

The Boys now prepare for a 
large four-team competition this 
Saturday at home on Sorota Track. 



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Jonathan Dent ’05 prepares to launch the javelin during last 
Thursday’s track meet against Reading High School. 




Boys Track 








Girls Track Triumphs in Tri-meet, 
Falls to Andover High In Scrimage 


by Sean Hamilton 

PH1LLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


This past week, the Andover 
Girls Track team improved steadi- 
ly. In Saturday’s 
Quad meet, NMH, 
St. Pauls, and 
Milton all came to 
Andover in the largest meet of the 
season. 

The Andover 4x1 00m Relay 
team scored maximum points to 
start off the meet, winning the first 
relay by over a second. This big 
win set a standard that the rest of 
the girls upheld through the meet. 

Lissy Robie ’04 got the girls 
rolling in good fashion in the 
1500m run. The girls Captain 
crossed the line in third place, 
against some of the fastest dis- 
tance runners in the league, with a 
time of 5:08. Robie returned to 
take third place in the 800m run. 

Cassie Tognoni ’05 and Marty 
Schnure ’06 took first and second 
in both the 300m hurdles and the 
100m hurdles, respectively. 
Tognoni won both events with her 
100m hurdles time of 17.2 sec- 
onds and her 300m hurdles time at 

49.9 seconds, and Schnure fol- 
lowed close behind in 17.4 and 
52.2, respectively. 

Sonia DeYoung ’04 and Annie 
Wilkin ’05 placed first and second 
in the 100m dash with times of 

12.9 and 13.2 seconds, respective- 
ly- 

Rosie DuPont ’06 ran well in 
the 400m run, where she managed 
to wedge herself between two 
competitors to take second place 
with a time of 1:07.8. 

Abby King ’07 took second in 
the 3000m after an impressive 
kick to the finish to out-lean her 
opponent on the fine. 

Jenn Meacham ’06 won the 
Javelin by almost 9 feet with an 
impressive hurl of 91’ 2”. In the 
discus throw, Aba Temeng ’06 
notched a first place into the score 
sheet with a throw of 91’ 2”. 

Andover managed two second 
places in both the long jump and 
the high jump. Tognoni launched 
herself over the bar for a height of 


4’ 8”, high enough to secure sec- 
ond place. 

Andover’s dominating per- 
formance in the 4x400m relay 
fully represented the final results 
of the meet, with Andover claim- 
ing the victory by over three sec- 
onds. In the final standings 
Andover beat all three teams, 
scoring 102 points to NMH’s 83.5 
points, Milton’s 53 points, and 
Saint Paul’s 15.5 points. 

On Wednesday the girls trav- 
eled to the track of hometown 
rivals Andover High School for a 
scrimmage competition. 

Andover won both the mile 


and the 800m run with Robie and 
Becca Howe ’06 claiming victory 
in their respective races. 

Andover’s DeYoung ran the 
100m dash in 13.3 seconds. In her 
first 300m hurdle race, Dupont 
clocked a 57.3 seconds, an 
impressive first race time. 

In the 100m hurdles Tongnoni, 
Schunre, and new hurdler 
Mgbechi Erondu ‘06 all ran well 
crossing the line with times of 
17.8, 18.4 and 18 .4 seconds 
respectively. Tognoni went on to 
get 4’ 10” in the high jump, two 
inches higher than earlier in the 
week. 



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Marty Schnure ’06 shows perfect form in the 100m hurdles 
during last Saturday’s track meet. 



Girls Track 






THE PHILLIPIAN SPORTS APRIL 30, 2004 


B. Kaiser/7/ie Pliillipian 

Josh Wolfe ’04 attempted to break the school record in the 
3000m, but high winds held the star runner back. 


B. Kaiser/r/jc Pliillipian 


The Andover Track team dominated in the pole vault in last Saturday’s meet against NMH. 
The team was 2-0 on the week after beating NMH and cross-town rival Andover High. 


PA Boys Tra ck Takes Its Revenge on Northfield & Andover High 




Boys Track 


by Greg Hsu 

PHILLIP IAN SPORTS WRITER 

Andover Boys Track tallied 
two more wins this past week, 
avenging last 
year’s loss to 
NMH as well as 
this year’s Indoor 
track loss to Andover High School. 

The Big Blue had a phenome- 
nal meet on Saturday, triumphing 
over NMH. St. Paul’s, and Milton, 
in massive 90-point victory over 
the nearest competitor. Clearly, 
with five scoring places, 
Andover’s depth was key in its 
giant victory. 

However, PA athletes were 
wary of the unpredictable winds. 


both assisting and hindering com- 
petitors throughout. The wind 
seemed to help sprinters; in the 
200m, David Sheldon ’04 came in 
second with 23.1 seconds, and in 
the 100m, O’Shea Galan ‘04 took 
first with a lightning 10.8. Four 
other PA runners ran under 12 sec- 
onds. 

In the 300m Hurdles, Seniors 
Tyler Simms '04, Sam duPont '04 
and Gordon Hoople ’04 took sec- 
ond through fourth, adding 9 
points to already distant Andover 
lead. 

The distance team had strong 
performances, especially in the 
1 500m, where Andover destroyed 
the competition with Ben 
Bramhall ’07 taking first in 4:27.1. 
followed by Jon Hillman ’05, Dan 


Sema ’04, and Will Riordan ’05, 
taking a total of 12 points. 

Distance star Josh Wolfe '04 
made an attempt at the 3000m 
school record, but Saturday’s 
strong gusts made his goal an 
unrealistic task. Nevertheless, 
Wolfe took first with 8:58.5, fol- 
lowed by Chris Donais ’05, John 
Freker ’04, and Sean Hamilton 
’06. 

Tolu Wusu ’04 had a huge day 
with a 46’4” jump to win triple 
jump by over a foot, doing like- 
wise in Long Jump with 21’. 

The throwers continued 
Andover’s domination, taking 
three spots in every throwing 
event. Captain AnweU Lanfranco 
’04 threw 48’ to win Shot Put, and 
javelin specialist Jonathan Dent 



05 threw a whopping 156’8” to 
win the javelin. 

In the day’s final race, 
Andover displayed not only depth 
but determination with anchor run- 
ner Knef King ’04 feeling slightly 
sick. Still trailing at the start of the 
final straightaway, King made his 
teammates’ work worthwhile, 
blasting ahead for a win, just 0.4 
seconds ahead of the NMH team. 

The Boys took that spirit and 
skill and went to Andover High 
School on Wednesday, ready for 
revenge for the winter season loss 
against the local rivals. This time, 
AHS was no match for the Big 
Blue. 

PA Distance had a terrific day 
and set the standard for Andover 
Track by taking multiple points in 
each race. In the 2-mile, the first 
race of the day, Hillman took sec- 
ond, followed by Bramhall, 
Riordan and Hamilton. 

Andover swept the mile, com- 


and Freker. Donais also took sec- 
ond in the 800m, while Sema won 
the event for Big Blue. 

In the throws, Holkins moved 
up to first place in the Javelin with 
149’4”, with Dent and Pena imme- 
diately following. 

Mario Noyola '06 regained his 
heights of 11’6” in the Pole Vault, 
just barely missing the 12’ bar. 

Wusu again dominated, win- 
ning the triple and long jump 
uncontested. 

In the sprints, Sheldon won the 
200m with an unchallenged time 
of 22.5seconds. 

Picking up on an early win in 
the 4 x 1 00m Relay, Andover’s 4 x 
400m Relay squad put AHS to 
shame, with Kojo Degraft-Hanson 
’05, Kapor, Wolfe, and King 
smashing the competition by over 
7 seconds. 

Captain Anwell Lanfranco 
was unsuprised by the boys’ dom- 
inance and commented, “This is a 
lasty, we do not lose," 





ORTS MAY 14, 2004 


Girls Track Sprints Past Cushing 


by Sean Hamilton 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Andover 

118 

Cushing 

0 


The Andover girls track 
team showed their sportsman- 
ship last 

Wednesday 
against a five- 
athlete squad 
from Cushing. Andover show- 
cased its depth, winning every 
point in the entire meet, running 
the score to a ridiculous 118-0. 

Cassie Tognoni ’05 had an 
impressive day at the high jump 
mat, where she managed to leap 
over the bar at an astounding 
height of 5’2”, her highest jump 
ever. 

Captain Lissy Robie ’04 
competed in the 800m and the 
4x400m relay, a new event for 
her. Her victory in the 800m 
with a time of 2:24.8 seconds 
tied her personal best, a good 
sign for her peak at Interschols. 
Ali Holliday ’06 ran a steady 
race to take second place at 
2:30.7 with Becca Howe ’06 
finishing shortly after. 

In the 1500m Abbe King '07 
ran an impressive race, crossing 
the line with a time of 5:30, a 
solid mark for the end of the 
season. Debbie Khun ’05 fol- 
lowed in a time of 5:51, and vet- 
eran distance runner Celia 
Alexander ’04, returning from 
injury, finished in under 6 min- 
utes. 

Freshman star Colleen 
Thurman ’07 won the 100m 
dash in 13.4. Rosie DuPont ’06 
and Alison Occhiuti ’06 fol- 
lowed in second and third, 
respectively, to clinch more 
points for Big Blue. 

In the 200m dash, Annie 
Wilkin ’05, Maura Mulroy ’07 
and Occhiuti completed the 
sweep for Andover, with times 
all under 30 seconds. 

Old hands to the hurdles, 
Tognoni and Marty Schnure ’06 
finished first and second, 

1 respectively, in both the 100m 
hurdles and the 300m hurdles. 
In the 100m hurdles, Tognoni 
and Schnure finished just a tenth 
of a second apart crossing in 
17.3 seconds and 17.4 seconds, 
respectively. Surprisingly, their 



Girls Track 


difference in the 300m hurdles 
was the same, with their times 
of 50 and 50.1 seconds. Both 
Tognoni and Schnure will be 
vital in Andover’s hope to take 
home the trophy on Saturday 
with their teamwork and depth. 

Jeannette Francis ’06 won 
the Pole vault uncontested, 
launching herself over the bar at 
6 ’ 6 ”. 

Schnure, Thurman, and 
Mulroy returned in the Long 
jump where they completed the 
sweep for Andover. Schnure 
jumped 1 5 ’ 6”, with Thurman 
just a few inches adrift. 
Schnure’s newfound skill in the 
long jump has been a pleasant 
surprise this season for the 
coaches’ commitment to 
increase Andover’s already deep 
team. 

Freshmen Thurman and 
Mulroy took first and second in 
the triple jump. Thurman’s leap 
of 31’4” is an impressive mark 


for a junior and brought her ever 
closer to the class record. 

In the shot put. Aba Temeng 
’06, Ashley Gray ’05, and Yaa 
Frimpong ’05 combined for nine 
points for the big blue. Temeng 
hurled the shot a daunting 
30’4”, and. Gray and Frimpong 
were not far behind, marking 
distances of 28’ 10” and 28’8” 
respectively. 

Johanna Marmelejos ’04 
won the javelin throw, tossing 
for 84’6”. Jenn Mecham ’06 fol- 
lowed close by in second with a 
distance of 82’7” 

Andover’s 4x lOOm-relay 
team experienced some difficul- 
ty with their handoffs but still 
managed to win convincingly by 
over ten seconds. 

Both the “A” and the “B” 
4x400m relay teams managed to 
beat the Cushing team by over 
30 seconds, truly exemplifying 
the depth of the Andover girls 
team. 






B3 


Boys Track Smokes C.A., 
Prepares for Interschols 


by Greg Hsu 

PHILL1PIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The Boys Track team was not 
a bit worried about the competi- 
tion they faced 
from Cushing 
Academy, who 
they crushed with 
a score of 1 1 8- 1 8 last Wednesday. 

Looking to motivate their ath- 
letes during this final stretch, both 
Coach Corbin Lang and Coach 
Lou Bemieri said, “This is the 
meet where some make the 
Interschols team and some don’t.” 

The Andover boys began the 
meet with a tremendous start, as 
both the Varsity and JV 4x1 00m 
Relay squads beat their Cushing 
competitors. 

Josh Barclay ’05 jumped a 
personal-best of 6’0” in the High 
Jump, moving to solidify his slot 
as an Interschols competitor. Team 
member Callistus Onyiuke ’05 
took third place with 5 ’8”. 

Tolu Wusu ’04 won the Triple 
Jump with 44’ 3”. Mike Eruzione 
’04 came in second with 38’3.5,” a 
mark made even more impressive 
given his long time on the injured 
list. Wusu continued to contribute, 
landing first in the Long Jump at 
21’7.5” and first in the 100m with 
11.5sec. He will be a great asset 
for the Big Blue when he com- 
petes in multiple events at the 
championship meet. 

The Distance crew took the 
opportunity to switch up their run- 
ners and their events on 
Wednesday. In the 1500m, scoring 
runners John Freker ’04, and 
Uppers Chris Donais and Jon 
Hillman all ran under 4:30, 
respectable times given their lack 
of competition. Ben Bramhall ’07, 
Sean Hamilton ’06 and Kevin 
Daly ’05 came in afterwards, com- 
pleting a first through sixth sweep 
for Andover. 

For the 800m, Adam Kapor 
’04 took an anticipated first place 
with 2:03.4, followed by Dan 
Serna ’04 and Hamilton. 

In the 200m, O’Shea Galan 
'04, seeking to submit a good time 
for his Interschols seed, ran the 
race for only his second time this 
season. Clocked at 23.4sec in fust 
place, O’Shea was closely fol- 
lowed by David Sheldon ’04 
23.4sec, with Greg Hsu ’06 sliding 


into third place with 24.6sec. 
Despite the fact that Galan has run 
this particular race very few times, 
he is already seeded as fourth with 
Sheldon seeded third in the 
Interschols preliminary sheets. 

Knef King ’04 had a huge day 
in the 400m, rushing into fust with 
a lightning 50.6 seconds, followed 
by teammate Kojo Degraft- 
Hanson ’05 four seconds behind, 
edging past the line just ahead of 
the Cushing opponent. 

In the 110m Hurdles, Sam 
duPont ’04 and Edwin Kulubya 
‘06 took fust and second places 
with 16.7sec and 17.04sec respec- 
tively, with Kulubya finishing a 
full 3 seconds ahead of his 
Cushing competitor. Tyler Simms 
’04 came in fust at a quick 43.6 
seconds in the 300m Hurdles, and 
duPont in second place with 
44.8sec. 

In the discus, only Captain 
An well Lanfranco ’04 scored for 
Andover. Lanfranco continued to 
lead by example in the shot put, 
where he took fust with a throw of 
49’7.5”, and Aaron O’Hem "07 
placed third with 42’6.5”. 

Javelin-specialist Pat Holkins 
’04 pushed his way to fust again, 
taking out the competition and 
dwarfing his previous perform- 
ances with a huge 164’ 8” throw. 
Jonathan Dent ’05 matched his 
earlier distances, measured at 
158’ 10”, with Jeffrey Pena in third 
at 137’ 11”. 

The 4 x 400m Relay was a 
spectacle for Andover fans as the 
Varsity squad roared through the 
finish line at 3:35, followed by 
both JV Andover squads before 
Cushing eventually crossed the 
line. The Andover times differed 
by 10 seconds between each squad, 
once again showing that Andover 
can rely on the depth of all of its 
athletes in any situation. 

Captain Lanfranco said to the 
team on Monday, “This is it. We 
have to work hard this week. This 
is Interschols week. Saturday is 
the most important day of the year, 
more important than prom, more 
important than graduation.” 

With this mentality, the 
Andover Boys hope to maintain 
the dynasty and bring home their 
fourth consecutive trophy. 


Boys Track 





May lx, lvvh 


DYNASTY FORGED: 

Track Takes 4th Straight Title 


by Greg Hsu 

PHILLIP IAN SPORTS WRITER 


Win one, they’ll call you a 
champion. PA Track has been there 
before. On 

Saturday, the 
Andover Boys 
Track team won 
Interschols for the fourth year in a 
row. What do they call you when 
you win four in a row? 

A dynasty. 

Despite vicious competition 
and the blazing sun, the boys ful- 
filled the dream they had been 
training for all season. 

The field events started early 
and sent the Blue immediately to 
work. In the high jump, O’Shea 
Galan ’04, extremely determined 
and motivated by teammates and 
family, took first place, clearling 
the bar at 6’0”. 

Tolu Wusu ’04 took second in 
the long jump with a length of 
22’3.5”, eight inches short of St. 
Pauls’ top athlete, and David 
Sheldon ’04 took fifth place with a 
personal best of 21 ’ 11”. 

In the triple jump, Wusu took 
back his familiar spot at the top. 
Ranked first in the event by over a 
foot, Wusu exceeded his entered 
distance and took home both a 
medal and the school record for the 
event. With a huge jump at 
46’ 11.25”, he dealt with his oppo- 
nents handily, a full 15 inches 
ahead of second place. 

Mario Noyola ’06 managed to 
tie five other athletes for sixth 
place at 11 ’0” in the pole vault. 

In the shot put. Captain Anwell 
Lanfranco ’04 had a phenomenal 
set of throws. Lanfranco beat his 
day’s best by 11 inches, leaving 
him in second with 50’ 11. 25”. 
Lanfranco also jumped from sev- 
enth to fourth place in the discus. 

Pat Holkins ’04 was unable to 
reproduce his unbelievable 164’ 
throws but held it together despite 
frustration, managing fourth place 
with 152’3” in the javelin. 

In the first running event of the 
day, the Blue had a solid perform- 
ance from the 4 x 100m Relay 
squad. Achieving a new season 
best, the team took 3rd place with 


a time of 43.65sec. 

In other sprints, Galan and 
Sheldon worked hard together to 
gain points for Andover. In the 
100m, Galan was clocked at 10.97 
in the finals, taking home another 
champion medal. 

In the 200m, Sheldon had a 
personal best of 22.61 in his pre- 
liminary heat. Galan finished 
immediately behind at 22.62. 
However, only Galan could repli- 
cate his time. In the finals, he took 
a close fourth place at 22.74. 

There were several incredible 
performances by multiple distance 
runners as well. Josh Wolfe ’04 
was chosen as Athlete of the Meet 
for his outstanding runs in the 
1500m, 800m, and the 4 x 400m 
relay. In the 1500m, Wolfe faced 
incredibly aggressive athletes, 
whom Coach John Rogers called 
“the most difficult and competitive 
1500 crowd we’ve ever seen at 
Interschols.” However, with 
Exeter rival Harry Norton slipping 
up on the last straightaway, 
Wolfe’s resolve allowed him to 
slide by Norton’s extended arms 
into first place, finishing with a 
time of 4:00.19. 

Wolfe again displayed his star 
power in the 800m with teammate 
Adam Kapor ’04 at his side. Wolfe 
clocked a first-place time of 
1:55.51 while Kapor took fourth 
with a personal best of 1:59.69. 

Knef King ’04 played a big 
part as well, taking second place in 
the 400m with a time of 50.60. 
Teammate Kojo Degraft-Hanson 
’05 finished fourth in 51.52. 

Once again, Andover’s victory 
depended on the 4 x 400m relay 
team. The Boys had to place above 
Exeter to win. With this in mind, 
the four ran lightning-fast legs; 
their time of 3:25.15 was over 10 
seconds faster than Andover’s sea- 
son best. 

Coach Callum praised his team 
afterwards, saying, “These boys 
ran with such heart! Kojo, Kapor, 
Wolfe, and Knef each ran personal 
best relay splits. You couldn’t top 
off the meet much better than 
that.” 




Boys Track 







*ORTS MAY 21, 2004 


Girls Track Second to PEA at Interschols, 
Looks to Weekend Rematch for Revenge 


by Sean Hamilton 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


The Andover Girls Track 
team arrived at Exeter on a sunny 
Saturday morning 
with a chance to 
take home the 
gold in the 
League 
Championships. The girls knew 
it would take standout perform- 
ances from each and every one of 
the competitors present on the day 
to make the dream of track ath- 
letes come true. The team, how- 
ever, fell short of taking home the 
trophy, taking a respectable sec- 
ond place, beaten only by the rival 
Exeter squad. 

Captain Lissy Robie ’04 said 
of the day, “We felt great before 
the meet and used our mental 
excitement with our freshness to 
really execute some fine perform- 
ances.” Despite several phenome- 
nal performances and many sea- 
son bests, the girls late event 
points run came up 12 short of 
Exeter’s 98 in one of the most 
competitive years the league has 
ever seen. 

Robie herself managed to 
steal crucial points away from the 
Exies in the 1500m running a sea- 
son best 4:58, enough for fourth 
place overall. 

Robie and Ali Holliday ’06 
competed in the 800m and 
secured third and fourth for the 
Big Blue. Holliday lead from the 
start through the first lap and 
managed to keep her form steady 
through the line for a personal 
best of 2:26, just a half second 
behind Robie. 

Both Sonia DeYoung ’04 and 
Annie Wilkin ’05 qualified for the 
finals in the 100m dash. DeYoung 
scored a close sixth in a fast field, 
with a time of 13.39sec. Wilkin 
finished immediately behind her 
teammate in 13.58 seconds but 
did not score in the event. 

DeYoung also qualified for 
the finals in the 200m dash by just 
a hundredth of a second. She ran 
slightly faster in the final heat 
enabling her to move up two 
places into sixth to score another 
point for Andover. 

In the 100m Hurdles, both 
Marty Schnure ’06 and Cassie 
Tognoni ’05 qualified for the 
finals. Schnure improved her 
qualifying time to 16.75 seconds 
and scored third place, only a few 
tenths behind two talented Taft 


hurdlers. Tognoni scored two 
points by earning fifth place with 
a time of 17.03 seconds. 

Tognoni returned to dominate 
in the 300m Hurdles, beating her 
opponents by over a second to 
claim the only solo championship 
medal, with a time of 48.64 sec- 
onds. Schnure took third place 
edging out the two Exeter girls by 
almost a second-and-a-half. 

Promising distance runner 
Abby King '07 took nearly 40 
seconds off her previous personal 
best, enabling her to score sixth 
place with a time of 1 1 : 14. King’s 
outbreak exemplifies the training 
that she and the rest of the team 
have put into the season. 

High Jumpers Dwyer and 
Tognoni claimed second and 
fourth places, respectively, com- 
peting against a deep field. 
Dwyer’s leap of 5’4” matched 
that of the winner; however, it 
took Dwyer an extra jump to clear 
the high mark. Tognoni’s jump of 
5’0” managed to get her into 
fourth place. 

Freshman record-holder 
Coleen Thurman ’07, placed sixth 
alongside some of the best long 
jumpers in the league, with a dis- 
tance of 15’9”. 

In the throws. Aba Temeng 
‘06 hurled the shot an astounding 
32’ 5 ”, a personal best by over a 
foot, on her second-to-last throw 
which was enough for fifth place. 


With more last minute heroics, 
Temeng threw the discus over a 
foot farther than earlier in the day, 
a distance of 98’ 10” pushing her 
into fifth place again for the Blue. 

Andover’s girls racked up the 
points in the javelin throw, where 
Johanna Marmolejos '04, and 
Jennifer Meacham ’06 placed 
second and third. Both attained 
their farthest throws in the final 
attempt, keeping the pressure on 
the other competitors until the 
end. Marmolejos’ attempt of 
92’5”represents the longest throw 
she has marked all season. 

The relay teams fared well for 
Andover, taking an exhilarating 
first place in the 4x400m Relay 
and finishing in a strong fourth in 
the 4x1 00m Relay. With everyone 
watching the final event of the 
day, Holliday, Jeanette Francis 
’06, Schnure, and Robie, whose 
comeback in the final meters will 
be remembered for years to come, 
got the job done for the Andover, 
dropping Exeter’s led to a mere 
12 points. 

The girls will be hungry for 
revenge against the Exeter squad 
during their next meeting on 
Saturday, as just a few points sep- 
arate the two dominant teams. 
The girls’ steady improvement 
from week to week is pleasing to 
the coaches, and it could possibly 
turn the Red tide when the two 
track titans duel again. 




Girls Track 







Andover Girls Track Burned by Big Red 


by Sean Hamilton 


PHILLIP1AN SPORTS WRITER 


Exeter 

85 

Andover 

58 


The girls took to the track on 
a chilly Saturday morning with 
hopes revenge 
after a disap- 
pointing loss to 
Exeter at 

Interschols last weekend. 
Unfortunately, the Girls in Blue 
will have to wait another year to 
dethrone their Exeter adversaries, 
as Exeter downed Andover by a 
score of 85-58. 

The girls, as usual, dominated 
the hurdle events with a sweep of 
the 110m hurdles and a first and 
second place scoring in the 300m 
hurdles. Marty Schnure ’06 
spearheaded the sweep for 
Andover in the 110m hurdles 
with a time 17.2 seconds, just 
outleaning Cassie Tognoni ’07, 
who finished in the same time. 
Mgbechi Erondu ’06 followed 
close behind at 18.0 seconds. 

Tognoni, the reigning 
Interschols champion in 300m 
Hurdles, maintained her excel- 
lence in the event with a time of 
49.1 seconds, just a few tenths 
slower than her championship 
time a week earlier. Schnure 
secured second place for the Big 
Blue with a time of 49.7 seconds. 

Captain Lissy Robie ’04 
scored points for Andover in both 
the 800m and the 1500m. In a 
tight sprint for the line in the 
800m, Robie pushed hard in her 
last race for Andover, only to fall 
short of second place by an offi- 
cial’s decision. At 2:27.0, the 
clocks showed no time difference 
between the two. 

Robie’s performance in the 
1500m earned her third place in 
the event, crossing the line 
behind two talented Exeter run- 
ners with a time of 5:04.8. 

Rosie DuPont ’06 scored 
Andover’s only points in the 
400m, placing second seconds 
behind this year’s 400m 
Interschols champion with a time 
of 1:05.2. 

Sonia DeYoung ‘04 claimed 
second place in the 100m dash 
with a time of 13.2 seconds, .2 
second faster than her time at 
Interschols. 

DeYoung returned in the 
200m dash with Anne Wilkin ’05. 
The sprint duo scored second and 


third places, with times of 27.5 
and 28.2 seconds, respectively. 

Andover experienced some 
difficulty in the 4x1 00m relay 
with their handoffs, causing them 
to finish a distant second place. 

In the jumps, Colleen 
Thurman ’07 and Tognoni com- 
bined for 1 3 vital points to add to 
Andover’s struggling total. The 
long jump saw Thurman claim- 
ing first place by almost a six 
inches over her nearest competi- 
tor. 

Tognoni produced her second 
first place of the day when she 
launched herself over the bar at 
5’0”, beating her single Exeter 
foe by two inches. 

Thurman returned to take 
second place in the triple jump, 
less than a foot behind the leader. 
Andover’s throwers produced 


several high-ranking throws. In 
the shot put Aba Temeng ’05 
scored a strong second place, 
managing to hurl the shot 32’2”. 
The javelin throw saw Jenn 
Mecham ’06 claim victory by 
almost 10 feet as she threw the 
javelin an impressive distance of 
92 ’2”. 

In the discus throw, Temeng 
took second place behind a tal- 
ented Exeter thrower, launching 
her own discus 95 ’2” 

Nearing the conclusion of the 
meet, Exeter swept the 3000m, a 
serious blow to Andover’s quest 
for revenge. 

Composed of several tired 
athletes competing in at least 
their third event of the day, the 
Andover 4x400m relay squad 
also struggled, crossing the line 
five seconds behind Exeter. 



Courtesy of HowardjLim ‘69 


Abbie King ’07, who holds the Junior record for the 3000m, 
races her Exeter opponent during last Saturday’s meet. 


Girls Track 







Boys Track Stumbles in Big Red Rematch 


by Greg Hsu 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


I Exeter 

S4 

[Andover 

61 


It seems that even the greatest 
victories for the Blue can be 
quickly damp- 
ened. After win- 
ning the NEPSTA 
Championship 
title, the Andover Boys faced 
Exeter a week later in their annual 
rivalry meet. The final score for 
the Varsity Boys was 84 Exeter to 
Andover’s 61, leaving the Blue 
Tracksters angry at the now two- 
year losing streak against the Red. 

Andover’s throwers got off to 
a decent start as Captain Anwell 
Lanfranco ’04 secured first place 
in the shot put with a throw of 
51’2”. Later, in the discus, 
Captain Lanfranco was the only 
Andover athlete to score, taking 
third place with 126’5”. 


In the 4 x 100m relay, the 
Andover Boys worked their hard- 
est to catch the faster Exeter squad 
but were unable to, coming in at 
43.9sec, still slower than their 
Interschols season best. 

Immediately following the 4 x 
100m relay, the 1500m race put 
the distance crew hard to work 
since Josh Wolfe ’04 was cutting 
back on races in preparation for a 
meet in France with his Canadian 
National team. Only John Freker 
’04 scored, sliding into third 
place, as Exeter’s star Harry 
Norton ’04 took first in 3:56.6. 

In the hurdle events, Andover 
was unable to take any first-place 
spots. In the 110m Hurdles, Sam 
duPont ’04 came in second with a 
personal best of 16.37sec. In the 
longer 300m Hurdles, Tyler 
Simms ’04 and duPont came in 
second and third, respectively. 

In the 800m, Wolfe took his 
customary spot at the top by over 
four seconds, with Adam Kapor 


’04 tucking it away in third. 

However, Exeter retaliated as 
soon as the 3000m rolled around. 
Norton and another Exeter team- 
mate came in side-by-side, with 
Chris Donais ’05 pulling in for the 
sole third place spot at a fast 
9:26.7, a respectable time but 
nonetheless evidence of Exeter’s 
strength. 

Andover faced further hard- 
ship as its sprinters were unable to 
outrace many of the Exeter run- 
ners they had beaten just a week 
ago. In what he called his “worst 
race ever,” Galan came in third in 
the 100m. 

In the 200m, Andover’s David 
Sheldon pushed hard to take third 
place with 23.6sec. 

Knef King ’04 was just able 
to tie an Exeter runner in the 
400m, a race that looked to be 
lost. 

In the javelin, Andover took in 
major points, with throwers Pat 
Holkins '04, Jonathan Dent ’05, 
and Jeffrey Pena ’04 sweeping the 
event with throws of 155’ 1”, 
142’3”, and 139’ 11” respectively. 

Mario Noyola '06 stepped up 
his game for the rivalry and man- 
aged a tie for first place at 1 1 ’0” in 
the pole vault. 

The jumps brought many of 
the usual Andover placements. In 
the high jump, O’Shea Galan ’04 
took first at 6’0”, and Josh Barclay 
’05 placed third at 5’8”. In the 
long jump, Tolu Wusu ’04 placed 
first at 21 ’3”, and David Sheldon 
’04 grabbed second with a leap of 
20’6.5”. 

Wusu took another first place 
in the triple jump with a jump of 
44’2.5”, and teammate Mike 
Eruzione ’04 placed third with a 
mark of 38 ’6”. 

In the 4 x 400m Relay, after 
switching the order due to the 
absence of Kojo Degraft-Hanson 
’05, things began to slip. With 
King unaccustomed to taking the 
first leg, Kapor and Chris Herlich 
’05 were not able to make up 
enough space for Wolfe to take it 
home. 

On a fighter note, the second 
annual Varsity Throwers 4 x 100m 
Relay featuring Pena, Holkins, 
Eddie Velez ’04 and Lanfranco 
was a success, and the Blue ran for 
pride, honor, and redemption, 
winning by over two seconds. 

Captain Lanfranco reminded 
his boys of their victory over 
Exeter when it counted the most, 
saying, “Hey, it’s all right. We’ve 
had a great season this year. We 
may have lost to Exeter, but we’re 
still a dynasty!” 



B. Kaiser /The Phillipian 

Track captain and star thrower Anwell Lanfranco ’04 
anchored the Big Blue thrower relay in its victory over Exeter. 



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Phillips Academy 
Boy's Varsity Volleyball 
2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Eswarappa, Abhinay 

2004 

Andover, MA 

Yu, Alvin Yiu 

2004 

Kowloon, HON 

Meller, Daniel 

2004 

Santa Barbara, CA 

Liao, Andrew 

2004 

Tsimshatsui, HON 

Loidolt, Bryce 

2004 

Laguna Beach, CA 

Richards, Andrew 

2005 

Pittsburgh, PA 

Hafkenschiel, Ian 

2004 

Portola Valley, CA 

Houlihan, Patrick 

2004 

Rockville Centre, NY 

Eberlin, Robert 

2004 

Honolulu, HI 

Moris, Alex 

2005 

Lawrence, MA 


Coach: Clyfe Beckwith 
Manager: Lauren Cantwell 




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4/11/04 Spikers Dominate Loomis 

The PA boys volleyball team now sports a 2-1 record for the season after beating Loomis 30-10, 30- 
23, 30-25 on Saturday at home in the Memorial Gym. Andover came out smoking in the first game, 
making virtually no mistakes and playing a smart, conservative game. Team captain Abhi 
Eswarappa '04 (Andover, MA) and Gage Eberlin '04 (Honolulu, HI) played the middle so well that 
their blocks practically shut down any Loomis offense through the middle 20 feet of the net. They 
are both now known as the roofers of the team. Daniel Meller '04 (Santa Barbara, CA), setter, 
connected on more and more sets with his hitters, developing a chemistry that the team hopes to 
build on throughout the rest of the season. Bryce Loidolt '04 (Laguna Beach, CA) and Pat Houlihan 
'04 (Rockville Centre, NY) provided for strong offense from the outside. Andrew Liao '04 (Hong Kong) 
rounded out today's first squad with some strong defensive plays and hitting from the weak side. 
Alvin Yu '04 (Hong Kong) and Alex Moris '05 (Lawrence, MA) helped in the second set victory. PA 
will play against the Andover H.S. JV on Thursday April 15th at home. 




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4/14/04 Andover High Defeats PA 3-0 In Volleyball 

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succumbed to careless mistakes like touchinn t-hA e eral morr| ents of very strong play but 

the block. Phillips Academy showed some spunk in the lasTmim^ i Ut ' f. nd neglectin 9 to cover 

found a good groove throughout the entire match Ar nr>A ,. U A eS of the third 9 arne > but never 

retrieve a p,ece of an Andover I Js rJatSs ^dTasses that ?* 9 l m * had to be st °PPed to 

and Abhi had some very strong hits and block-; in i-Ha off by Gage Berlin's hit. Gage 

offense from the outside Daniel was able to npt- c m ' dd e ' Bryce and Pat showed some potent 
touched balls came to him a ™!atety hltting ,ines "hen the 1st 

for him in the back row. Overall, though Andover HS was rnorp'^ , We " While Alvin played 
making fewer mistakes. The Big Blue will travel to Lawrenr? h? and WOn the game b Y 

host NMH on Saturday, April 24th. PA now has a ^record of 2-2 Wedn ^day April 21, and will 




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4/21/04 Lawrence HS Beats PA Volleyball 3-1 

Wednesday's game against Lawrence proved a tough one for the PA squad. Lawrence's team was 
comprised of many players who play club volleyball out of school together, and were therefore 
working well as a team. Despite the loss in four games, 17-30, 30-28, 25-30, 24-30, the Big Blue 
improved on their game from last week. There were not nearly as many faults in the net, while Abhi 
Eswarappa '04 and Gage Eberlin '04 hitting from the middle, and Pat Houlihan '04 and Bryce Loidolt 
'04 hitting from the outside provided a well-rounded offense. Andrew Liao '04 had several 
spectacular digs from the back row, Ian Hafkenschiel '04 had a couple of good blocks. Daniel Meller 
'04, back from college visits, consistently supplied the sets for hitters to put away. PA's serving was 
not nearly as strong as it has been or can be, as the team missed several serves per game. Andover, 
now 2-3 on the season, plays its next game on Saturday at home against a traditionally strong 
squad from NMH. 






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4/24/04 NMH bests PA Volleyball 3-1 

NMH traveled to the Memorial Gym today and bested the PA volleyball squad by a score of 3-1 (30- 
28,30-25,31-33, 30-24). The scores indicate how close the match was, most rallies going back and 
forth across the net 3 to 4 times. One rally in the 4th game went back and forth with hard-hit 
attacks at least 6 times. NMH displayed a very strong defense, hustling for every ball and returning 
even the hardest hits. While PA stayed even with NMH, in all games, leading by 4 points or more at 
some point in each one, the Blue were slow to gain their momentum and committed too many 
careless mistakes in serving and hitting out balls. NMH played a great match. The tournament at 
the end of the term (May 22) with Choate, NMH and Loomis should be a relatively even set of 
matches. Andover will host Haverhill HS next Tuesday at the Memorial Gym, and travel to Loomis 
on Saturday. Andover's record for the season is now 2-4. 




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4/27/2004 Volleyball Team Defeats Haverhill JV 

Andover's varsity team towered over the younger team from Haverhill and took two games with 
ease by scores of 30-17 and 30-23. At that point the coaches agreed to have the PA junior varsity 
take on Haverhill in the third game. The two teams battled out a much closer match, with Haverhill 
coming out on top 32-30. Andover's varsity record is now 3-4, and the team will travel to Loomis 
this coming Saturday. 




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5/1/2004 PA Beats Loomis 3-0 in Volleyball 

The Andover boys volleyball team traveled to Windsor, CT today to take on the first year Loomis 
squad, which unfortunately missed three of its starting 6 today. As a result Andover quite easily 
rolled over the Pelicans by a score of 3-0 (30-13, 30-23, 30-14). In the first game the Andover 
starting six tried out a new rotation and thrived in shutting down the Loomis strong side hit with 
blocks by Gage Eberlin, Abhi Eswarappa, and Pat Houlihan. While Andover's hitting combinations 
were still tentative, the team was consistent enough in offense and defense to take control of all 
games. Daniel Meller, Bryce Loidolt, and Andrew Liao rounded out the starting six, barely giving 
Loomis a chance to breathe. Andrew Richards, Ian Hafkenschiel and Alex Moris all got a chance to 
play in the second game. Loomis got a second wind and held a 20-9 lead when Andover's starters 
returned to action to take the game with a 21-3 run. In the third game Daniel Meller's serving and 
Gage Eberlin's blocking gave the Andover team a 14-0 lead, and with different combinations of 
everyone on the squad getting some playing time, the Andover team went on to close out Loomis. 
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5/4/2004 Volleyball Takes on Central Catholic 

The Phillips Academy boys volleyball teams hosted Central Catholic JV(1 and 2) Tuesday at the 
Memorial Gym. The PA Varsity beat Central Catholic JV1 3-0 (30-19, 30-12, 30-11), while the 
Central Catholic JV2 beat the PA JV 3-0 (30-24, 30-23, 30-26). Andover looks forward to hosting 
Prep school rival Choate at home on Saturday 5/8. 




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Despite Screams & Celebratory Dances 


PA Volleyball Serves up Another Win 


by Dan Quinlan 

PHIU.IPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Those in the stands at 
DiClemente Court on Saturday 
witnessed 
arguably the 
most exciting 
volleyball game 
of the spring. 
Andover took on 
an NMH team 
that was ener- 
getic, to say the least. 

Cheering after every play, 
screaming on the court, doing a 
SLAM-esque celebratory dance 
after aced serves, and supported by 
an unusually vocal bench, NMH 
thade a spectacle of the four games 
played. Their conduct, to some, 
blurred the lines between enthusi- 
asm and poor sportsmanship, but 
the raucous squad across the net 
forced some excellent play on the 
PA side, though not enough to pull 


out the win. 

The first game was clearly 
one-sided: NHM took the floor 
with a vigor that made PA look 
apathetic. Though the score stayed 
fairly close, tied at several points, 
as far as the 27th, observers would 
agree the visitors had the competi- 
tive edge. NMH players moved 
quicker, resulting in fewer mis- 
takes than the slow to warm up 
Andover squad. Most of NMH’s 
points could be attributed to plays 
bungled by Andover rather than 
superior offensive play. 

It was during the second game 
that things got interesting. After a 
self-described “unimpressive” first 
game, Andover galvanized its 
players and claimed the lead from 
the start. A streak of NMH errors 
allowed an Andover lead of 15-10, 
but the luck switched sides and the 
score quickly deteriorated from 
22-18 to the final 25-30. 

However, the real contest dur- 


ing this round was the noise being 
made on either side, as PA attempt- 
ed to shed its apparent lethargy and 
answer - though the team exer- 
cised commendable tact by stop- 
ping short of matching - its oppo- 
nents’ overzealousness. At certain 
points, it seemed the commotion 
between plays had superseded the 
importance of the actual play. 

The third game returned each 
team’s focus to the ball. The two 
teams had battled intensely for two 
games and developed insight into 
their opponent’s style of play. The 
result was intuitive defense con- 
fronted with smart offense, and an 
elevated level of play for both 
teams. 

The first third of the game was 
closely contested, but Andover 
pulled away to keep a five-point 
lead well into the last third. But at 
28-24, NMH called a time out and 
came back with a four-point, unan- 
swered run to tie the game. 
Proceeding evenly, the tight score 
invoked the rule requiring a two- 
point lead to win, and tense plays 
were fought over until Andover 
won consecutive points, finishing 
at 33-31. 

The referees and coaches 
agreed on a fourth game, and the 
teams returned weary but resolute. 
Andover played solidly, forcing 
the frenetic NMH team into sever- 
al early errors. Nonetheless, the 
score stood tied seven times before 
reaching ten. Midway through, 
Andover committed a few serious 
errors. 

NMH held the lead until 
Andover fought back to a 23-22 
score, only to see it swept away by 
six straight NMH points. PA 
scored a final point to end NMH’s 
run, as the game culminated in a 
24-30 Andover victory and 
improved Andover’s record to 2-4 
for the season. 

On Tuesday, Andover’s 
Varsity and JV teams hosted 
Haverhill’s JV. Varsity took the 
court first and played two games, 
winning both with scores of 30-17 
and 30-23. The third game 
matched the two Junior Varsity 
squads, and PA’s JV upheld 
Varsity’s record, defeating 
Haverhill 32-30 in a much closer 
match. 

Andover will defend its 3-4 
record against Loomis in an away 
game this Saturday. 



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The Andover Varsity Volleyball team beat NMH in a closely 
conetested match last Tuesday. 








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Phillips Academy 
Girls' Waterpolo 
2004 


Name 

Yr 

Hometown 

Alpan, Parla 

2006 

Huntington Beach, CA 

Benca, Laura 

2005 

Mercer Island, WA 

Brenner, Emily 

2006 

Andover, MA 

Chang, Kelly 

2007 

Atherton, CA 

Chang, Kristina 

2004 

Atherton, CA 

Doty, Alexandra 

2005 

Lunenburg, MA 

Franz, April 

2004 

Hinsdale, IL 

Gund, Susannah 

2004 

Bronx, NY 

Lippe, Amy 

2004 

Los Altos, CA 

O'Sullivan, Bridget 

2005 

Norfolk, MA 

Page, Kathryn 

2004 

Salem, NH 

Slaughter, Elizabeth 

2006 

Weston, MA 

Tay, Brianna 

2006 

Rye, NH 

Uhl, Kathryn 

2006 

San Marino, CA 

Villareal, Caroline 

2007 

Portola Valley, CA 


Coach: Elizabeth Meyer 
Chad Stem 


Manager: Aaron Stroble ,Paull Randt, 




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4/10/04 Girls Waterpolo Takes On Choate and Suffield 

The Big Blue girls waterpolo team traveled to Choate on Saturday to play 
both Choate and Suffield Academy. The team lost both games but got some 
good play from many team members here in the early portion of the season. 
Details of the games appear below. 

Andover 4, Choate 11 
Qtr 1 2 3 4 final 
Andover 1 0 3 0 4 
Choate 3 5 12 11 
Scorers: 

PA: Alpan 2; Chang 2 

CRH: Dacey 3; Pagnam 2; White 2; Logan; Deans; Boissard: Stalker 
Saves: 

PA Gund 5 
CRH Lawrence 3 

Andover 3, Suffield 14 
Qtr 1 2 3 4 final 
Andover 110 13 
Suffield 3 4 3 4 14 
Scorers: 

PA: Alpan; Chang; Benca 

SA: Sevigny 4; Stillman 3; Shaw 2; J.LaMontagne; Ellerton; J. LaPlante; T. 
LaMontagne 




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4/14/04 Water Polo Team Takes on Exeter 

Andover girls water polo lost to Exeter in a very rough game 19-14. Liz Slaughter suffered a 
concussion, and there were various other minor injuries. The two teams played a "JV" game 
afterwards with 5 minute quarters, and that ended in a 4-4 tie. 




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4/24/04 After Loss to Loomis, Water Polo Rebounds for Win Over NMH 

The girls varsity water polo team lost to Loomis on Saturday, at Loomis, 18-3. PA had three players 
out, including two starters, as a result of injuries and a college visit. The team stayed tough and 
didn't give up through all four quarters. Rookie goalie Kathryn Uhl played an awesome game in the 
shallow goal, making 4 saves in the first quarter and 6 in the third quarter. Captain Kate Page 
scored two of our goals, and new to the team Laura Benca scored the third. We played NMH 
immediately after Loomis and won 13-2. The girls worked on setting up and driving during this 
game. Rookie Emily Brenner scored two goals and rookie Carly Villareal scored two. Upper Alex 
Doty, playing though sick, scored a goal as well. 




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Waterpolo 


by Eliot Fearey 

PHILLIP1AN SPORTS WRITER 

The Girls Varsity Waterpolo 
team’s season 
is in full swing. 
With many 
returning play- 
ers, and a num- 
ber of new 
faces, the team 
and coaches 
are looking forward to a fabu- 
lous season. Coach Elizabeth 
Meyer and Captain Kate Page 
’04 both agree that this year’s 
season will be a fantastic one. 

The team will be playing nine 
games this season against many 
competitive teams. With a very 
successful training trip in 
California just behind them, the 
team is feeling confident and 
ready to kick off their season. 
Kelly Chang ’07, who’s new to 
the Andover waterpolo program 
but has many years of experi- 
ence, says, “I’m really looking 
forward to playing waterpolo. 
I’ve been anticipating this sea- 
son for a while, and I’m so excit- 
ed to start playing.” 

With last year’s sea- 
son being slightly dis- 
appointing, the girls 
are excited to make 
this season better. 

After just finishing an 
amazing season as 
Captain of Girl’s 
Varsity Swimming, 

Page, a three year 
starter, is taking the 
role of waterpolo 
Captain as well. As 
the team knows, it 
will take hard work 
and focus in order to 
do well this spring. 

Says Page on the 
upcoming season, 

“I’m looking forward 
to this season. I think 


the girls are willing to work 
hard, as I know I am, and I feel 
we can make this season really 
successful.” 

The team includes many 
returning players from 2003 ’s 
season, including seniors Amy 
Lippe ’04 and Kristina Chang 
’04, and also a number of swim- 
mers who just cannot get 
enough of the water. Says Emily 
Brenner ’06, “I think waterpolo 
is going to be fun. Although I 
didn’t play last year, I’m really 
excited about this spring. I think 
it’s going to be a lot of work, but 
a lot of fun.” 

Another new player, Parla 
Alpan ’06, has been looking for- 
ward to spring term for quite a 
while, saying “This term could 
not have come fast enough. I’m 
so excited to play waterpolo this 
spring. I think the team will do 
well and we’ll also have some 
fun!” 

It will be an exciting few days 
for the girls of waterpolo, as 
they prepare for this upcoming 
first game against Williston and 
Hotchkiss tomorrow. 



The Phillipian Archives 


Captain Kate Page ’04 leads a mix of 
strong veterans and eager newcomers. 









ORTS April 9, 2004 


Girls Waterpolo Makes a Splash, 
Finishes Undefeated Week 3-0 


by Melissa Chiozzi 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


From the second the girls 
pool. The Girls 
Varsity 
Waterpolo Team 
got off to an 
incredible start. 
After only a one 
week of prac- 
tices, the girls 
beat not one but two teams on 
Saturday. Both teams, Willi ston 
and Hotchkiss, were challenging 
opponents, yet the girls still 
pulled through to bring their 
new record to an extremely 
impressive 2-0. 

Says Emily Brenner ’06, 
“This is my first season on the 
team, and it was really exciting 
to win our first two games. I 
think see this as just the begin- 
ning to an awesome season.” 

The girls started off the 
week by blowing their oppo- 
nents out of the water, coming in 
with scores of 12-7 against 
Williston and 12-5 against 
Hotchkiss. Kelly Chang ’07 and 
Parla Apian ’06 were responsi- 
ble for most of the team’s goals. 
Returning players Kristina 
Chang ’04 and Amy Lippe '04 
added to the rising PA score too. 

In games full of fast breaks, 
Emily Brenner ’06 had a num- 
ber of good steals throughout 
the game, providing quick pass- 
es that resulted in impressive 
goals. 

This Wednesday the girls 
took on NMH in Andover’s 
home pool, and yet again 
secured an amazing win with an 
unbelievable score of 19-5. 

The first goal of the game 
was scored within the first six 
seconds of the game by Kelly 
Chang and assisted by Alpan. 
By the end of the first quarter 
the score was already 11-0, and 
it was inevitable that the girls 
would bring home another Big 
Blue Win. Alpan and Chang 
went on to be the high scorers of 


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Water Polo 


the game, scoring seven collec- 
tive goals in the first quarter 
alone. Carly Villareal ’07 also 
scored her first three goals of 
the season, and Laura Benca ’05 
did an amazing job bringing up 
the score as well . After just the 
first week of games, the girls 
already have an amazing record 
of 3-0. 

The team as a group, with 
Captain Kate Page ’04 leading 
them, could not have been hap- 
pier with how the first day of 
competition went. 

There is much promise 
among the new additions to the 


team, as well as the important 
talent of the returning players, 
and as practices continue and 
the girls come together even 
more, the team will undoubtedly 
be even better. 

Says Kelly Chang of the 
developing team, “Our first 
three wins were awesome; the 
teams were tough, but we 
played really well. I feel we’ll 
continue to get even better as 
the season wears on.” 

By the looks of things, this 
season is turning out to be a 
good one for Girls Varsity 
Waterpolo. 





The Archives/ The Phillipian 


Captain Kate Page ’04 has led the PA waterpolo team to a fast 
start this season. 





Down, Up, and Down Again, 
Waterpolo Ends Wild Week 


by Melissa Chiozzi 

PHILLIPIAN SPORTS WRJTER 


It was a week of victory and 
defeat for the Andover Girls 
Varsity 
Waterpolo, as 
last Saturday 

they lost their 
first game 
against Loomis 
with a score of 
18-3 but came back to win their 
second game against NMH with a 
score of 12-3. On Wednesday, the 
girls suffered an 8-6 loss to 
Williston Northhampton. 

With a number of girls on the 
injured list, including high-scorer 
Parla Alpan ’06, the girls still 
managed to play well. Newcomer 
Katherine Uhl ’06 had a success- 
ful day in goal and made some 
incredible saves. According to 
teammate Kelly Chang ’07, 
“Katherine really pulled through 
for us, and without her we would 
have lost that second game.” 

Alex Doty ’05 and Emily 
Brenner ’06 were responsible for 
scoring in the NMH game. Said 
Brenner, “It was a great game, and 
it was really exciting. The energy 
level was amazing and we proved 
our real potential when we came 
through for the win.” 

This Wednesday, Williston 
Northhampton came to Andover’s 
pool to challenge the Lady Blue. 
This time however, Andover’s 
injured list had continued to grow, 
with Parla Alpan ’06, goalie 
Katherine Uhl ’06, and Liz 
Slaughter ’06 all spending the 
game on the pool deck. The lack 
of girls did not stop the team from 
scoring, but Williston was too 
much for the struggling Andover 
team, and the game ended with 
Andover down a close 8-6. 

Making up for Uhl’s absence, 
Susannah Gund ’04 was back in 
goal and made a number of fan- 
tastic saves. Laura Benca ’05 tore 


through the water, becoming 
responsible for a majority of the 
team’s goals. Kristina Chang ’04 
scored as well, as did Emily 
Brenner ’06. “Brenner’s goal was 
awesome,” said K.Chang ’07, “I 
was really impressed. Emily 
[Brenner] ’s first season is going 
fantastically. She’s a really strong 
player and a true asset to the 
team’s success.” 

The defensive half of the team 
played well also, with Carly 
Villareal ’07 making some great 
blocks, and Amy Lippe ’04 con- 
tinuously swimming the ball up 
the pool. 

Throughout the three games 
they girls played last week, they 
lost two and won one. Even 
though there were some disap- 
pointing moments, the girls are 
generally pleased with the per- 
formance of the team as a whole. 
Said Captain Kate Page ’04, 
“We’re playing well, maybe not 
as well as we could be, but we’re 
playing well. We still have some 
things to work on, and some 
improvements to make, but I 
think if we keep working hard and 
keep our heads up, everything 
will work out.” 

Coach Elizabeth Meyer also 
feels that the team will continue to 
improve as they continue to prac- 
tice hard. She said of the week, 
“We know we have a few things 
to work out, and we know that the 
team is not perfect yet, but we’re 
all willing to work hard and stay 
focused to bring this season this a 
fabulous close.” 

The girls have three more 
games left in their regular season. 
The girls are excited and ready to 
show their skill and potential in 
their up-coming contests. Their 
one remaining home game is 
against Exeter, where the girls 
will be sure to show what they are 
made of on their home turf. 









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Exeter Sinks 
PA Waterpolo 

by Melissa Chiozzi 

PHILUPIAN SPORTS WRITER 


Exeter 12 

Andover 5 


Challenging Exeter, the 
Andover Girls Varsity Waterpolo 
team lost the last 
game of its sea- 
son on Saturday 
12-5 in its home 
pool. 

“It was sad 
that we lost our 
last game,” said Kelly Chang 
’07, “but overall we had an 
amazing season. We worked 
hard, and although we didn’t win 
them all, I think we played real- 
ly well. We had a lot of fun 
together, and I’m really looking 
forward to an even more suc- 
cessful season in 2005.” 

The game started out well for 
the Lady Blue, with high-scorer 
Parla Alpan ’06 tallying three 
goals in the first half. The defen- 
sive half of the team kept up 
with the fast pace. Senior Amy 
Lippe ’04 made some incredible 
defensive plays, along with new 
defensive player Emily Brenner 
’06 and Carly Villareal ’07. 

The team’s two goalies, 
Susannah Gund ’04 and 
Katherine Uhl ’06 had impres- 
sive games. Gund played in the 
deep end and Uhl in the shallow 
end. The girls seemed as if they 
could do no wrong. Kristina 
Chang ’04 said of the goalies, 
“Susannah and Katherine both 
played really well. Playing keep- 
er is probably the toughest posi- 
tion in the water, and I’m always 
incredibly impressed with their 
performance.” 

In the second half, Kelly 
Chang '07 scored two goals, but 
it just was not enough to secure 
the win. 

Said Parla Alpan ’06, “Kelly 
[Chang] has had an amazing sea- 
son. We wouldn’t have gotten as 
far as we did without her talent 
and dedication.” I 

Captain Kate Page ’04 said 
of the season, “It’s been an inter- 
esting season. We’ve won some 
and we’ve lost some. I’ve been 
playing waterpolo at Andover 
for four years, and this season 
has definitely been one of the 
most fun.”